Leopards are large
feline mammals widely distributed through Africa and Asia,
generally having a tawny skin covered with black rosette-like
markings. Adult leopards can reach almost two metres in length
with a tail half as long again.
Fernales often give
birth in a hole in a tree where the cubs will remain while their
mother is away hunting. Mother and cubs can stay together up to
two years. A litter is usually between four and six.
carnivorous and hunt mainly at night, but when big game is
scarce will eat fieldmice, porcupines and even fruit. They are
extremely agile and when hungry will often climb trees to catch
In this book, lavishly illustrated with
stunning photographs, the author tells of the leopards history
distribution, habitat, diets, social struetures and its
relationship with man.
Fritz Pölking has been
photographing nature für more than forty years and is one of
the most respected and admired wi1d1ife photographers in the
world. He grew up with a fascination for the songbirds that
nested in the garden of the family home in Krefeld, Germany and
these kindled his interest in photography.
He began his
professional career specialising in European wildlife and built
up a remarkable photographic library of the osprey. Subsequently
he has travelled the world amassing a collection of over 30,000
stunning images of wildlife.
Fritz Pölking's work
has been widely published in books and magazines including,
National Geographic, Geo, Der Stern and International Wildlife.
His pictures have won a string of awards in Germany, the United
States and Great Britain, including the prestigious BBC Wildlife
Photographer of the Year competition. This is his 25th book.
Through his website, www.poelking.com
he regularly publishes articles about nature photography on the
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