Bigcats Photos & Videos

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It’s not easy being a male lion. Male and female lions are born in equal numbers. . There is a high mortality rate as cubs due to injuries, lack of food, and infanticide. . Males reach sexual maturity around 2 years old, when they must leave their pride and fend for themselves. . If they are unsuccessful in finding a pride of females to live with, they roam solo with a brother or other relation. Many male lions do not live beyond 5 years, due to fighting with other males, often to the death, or are severely injured and become prey for other animals. . It is estimated that trophy hunters (mostly Americans) kill approx 700 lions per year. Snare traps by local rural farmers people will also reduce numbers of lions. . . . #lionsofinstagram #malelion #thelionking #wildlifeconservation #bigcatsofinstagram #marabigcats #maasaimara #maraserenasafarilodge #wildeyesa #african_portraits #lionportrait #portraitphotograpy #bigcats #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeconservationist #savethelions #savethelionsofafrica #endtrophyhunting #stoppoaching #canon_camera #takemebacktoafrica #bbcwildlife #kenya🇰🇪 #natgeoadventure #bbcwildlifephotographer #margaretweissphotography at Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya

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I can bear-ly believe it! Apologies for the silence over the last few days; we've just moved house and are working on the usual internet transfer goodness! Anyway, here's an old coloured pencil sketch of a bear enjoying the salmon run. This is what I wish the last few weeks of pregnancy would be like... standing in cool water while hoards of food is washed into my mouth 🙈😂. Though of course it would be vegan cupcakes instead of salmon! 😁 . . . #bear #bears #salmonrun #art #drawing #wildlifeart #artwork #artistsofinstagram #bigcat #lion #africa #chalkpastels #pencildrawing #sketchbook #sketching #conservation #conservationblogger #drawing #colouredpencil #sketch #bigcats #bigcatsofinsta #wildlife #pencil #wildlifelovers #wildlife_seekers #animalsaddict #wildlifeaddict #wildlifeaddicts #animalworld #kateonconservationart at Norwich, Norfolk

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“I once fell in love with a girl to a point I ignored how horribly she treated me. But then I got the best advice from a relative who told me to never trip over something that is everyone’s toy. You can’t force a person to level up if they choose to lower their standards and settle for less.” - Johnny Depp Please follow me: -@johnnydepp__fanclub

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Probably one of the biggest Leopards I have seen, and he walked only meters away from me. He was a strong, giant of a cat. Having chased another male off his territory (what a sight!), he walked right between us and the river's waters before disappearing into the bush. . #exploretheworld #fineartphotographer #femalephotographer #oryxphotography #bigcatsafari #bigcats #safariguide #safarimoments #safarigram #safariafrica #safariphotography #africannature #africanwildlife #africanlionsafari #luxurysafari #luxurytravel #luxurytours #fineartphotography #traveldesigner #southafricasafari #travelsouthafrica #southafricawildlife #thisissouthafrica #ORYXLiveYourDreams @oryxphotography @iamnikonsa #wildgeography #iamnikonsa

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Caption these beautiful lions !?🦁⠀⠀⠀ If you love lion based content, join us by following @aloveoflions⠀⠀⠀ 😍🦁 👉🏻follow @aloveforlions 🦁 .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ Daily lion 🦁 content.⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ #lion #lions #lioness #safari #lionking #simba #bigcat #bigcats #africanlion #kingofthejungle #roar #lionclub #lionlife #king #wildlife #bigcatsofinsta #leo #lioncub #africa #savethelions #fox #caracal #caracalcat #cat #lynx #lynxcat #leopard #animalworld #cats 🎥 DM

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45 minutes ago

#Repost @paulnicklen ・・・ Photo by @FransLanting The Asiatic cheetah is facing a death sentence. Fewer than 50 survive—and only in Iran. But some of the best people dedicated to saving these unique cats from extinction are now in jail for their work and may even face the death penalty. They’ve been accused of using camera traps for espionage. But camera traps are only good for one thing—to capture images of animals at close range just like you see here. This rare image of a cheetah in Iran was captured by one of my camera traps while on assignment for @NatGeo. I worked there with permission and support of Iran’s Department of Environment, and with several of the excellent Iranian scientists who have been arrested. They belong to the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, but they worked closely with the government, and yet they are now on trial—for charges that are politically motivated. This is horrible for the individuals involved, but it is also a tragedy for the animal which faces extinction. And that is a great loss for everyone in Iran because the Asiatic cheetah is a powerful symbol for Iran’s unique natural heritage. If you care about cheetahs in Asia and the plight of the people whose mission is to protect them, please go to the link in my Instagram profile to read the story NatGeo just published and spread the word about it. You can also sign a petition to express your concern at Care2. Search for “conservationists face death penalty in Iran." @hassanrouhani @jzarif @hediyehtehrany @RezaKianianOfficial @mitra.hajjar @raisiorg @FedericaMog @leonardodicaprio @hope4nature #ConservationIsNotaCrime #FreeIranianConservationists #anyhopefornature #hope4nature ⁩⁩ #wildlife #conservation #cheetahs #bigcats اميدبراىطبيعت #

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1 hour ago

The Lion, the Leopard and the Cheetah. These are the apex predators of the savannah. But although these are the ‘top cats’ of the African Plains, these animals are still under threat from poaching. Lion populations have decreased by 43% in the last 21 years,. Due to being pushed out of their habitats by growing human populations, there has been an increase in human wildlife conflict, whereby people have resulted in killing lions that venture into the communities. Whereas, the leopard has lost around 36% of its habitat range, most of this is due to the conflict with humans, as leopards often venture into farms and hunt livestock, leading the local communities to retaliate. Cheetahs have lost around 76.5% of their range due to both habitat loss and fragmentation. In the last few years, cheetahs have moved from being classified vulnerable to being endangered. These big cats are vital to the ecosystem, and they affect all other species. This means without these predators, the whole ecosystem would be out of alignment. We need to protect these beautiful cats for future generations. Statistics taken from the African Wildlife Foundation (@africanwildlifefoundation ) Images by @jamessuter & @sachaspex #lion #cheetah #leopard #bigcats #wildlife #africa #africanbigcats #savethelion #savetheleopard #savethecheetah #conserve #earth

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#Repost @fabian_photography ・・・ ~Iberian Lynx~ A study from 2004 estimated the wild population of this species was at max 62 individuals!!! By 2012 the estimation was about 150 lynx...thanks to conservation efforts this number is rising, but we are still looking at the world's RAREST SPECIES OF CAT!!!! It only survived in two areas in southern Spain, but has recently been introduced to more areas on the Iberian Peninsula. Spending time in a remote area in the Sierra de Andújar, looking for this cat was an absolute thriller! It was only just after sunset, in the last minutes of my last day, that I glimpsed a lynx...silently this female came out of nowhere, after I had already given up hope to be honest! She walked straight towards me, sat down for a minute, and then wandered off as relaxed and quietly as she had come, leaving me with a racing heart and the biggest smile on my face 😍. An absolute privilege to see one of the world's rarest animals in the wild like that! Big thank you to @wildwatchingspain and @nikondeutschland for supporting me on this project! #iberianlynx #rarestoftherare #conservation #bigcats #earthcapture #yourshot #wildlifephotographicmag #wildplanet #exclusive_wildlife #wildlife_perfection #wildlife_inspired #ilcp #bloggingwithnikon #d500 #nikondeutschland #racingextinction @greenpeace.de @wwf_deutschland @natgeodeutschland @geomagazin @terrax @biographic_magazine @rewildingeurope @racingextinction @save.big.cats @endextinctionintl @everydayextinction

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#Repost @franslanting (@getrepost) ・・・ Photo by @FransLanting The Asiatic cheetah is facing a death sentence. Fewer than 50 survive—and only in Iran. But some of the best people dedicated to saving these unique cats from extinction are now in jail for their work and may even face the death penalty. They’ve been accused of using camera traps for espionage. But camera traps are only good for one thing—to capture images of animals at close range just like you see here. This rare image of a cheetah in Iran was captured by one of my camera traps while on assignment for @NatGeo. I worked there with permission and support of Iran’s Department of Environment, and with several of the excellent Iranian scientists who have been arrested. They belong to the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, but they worked closely with the government, and yet they are now on trial—for charges that are politically motivated. This is horrible for the individuals involved, but it is also a tragedy for the animal which faces extinction. And that is a great loss for everyone in Iran because the Asiatic cheetah is a powerful symbol for Iran’s unique natural heritage. If you care about cheetahs in Asia and the plight of the people whose mission is to protect them, please go to the link in my Instagram profile to read the story NatGeo just published and spread the word about it. You can also sign a petition to express your concern at Care2. Search for “conservationists face death penalty in Iran." @hassanrouhani @jzarif @hediyehtehrany @RezaKianianOfficial @mitra.hajjar @raisiorg @FedericaMog @leonardodicaprio @hope4nature #ConservationIsNotaCrime #FreeIranianConservationists #anyhopefornature #hope4nature ⁩⁩ #wildlife #conservation #cheetahs #bigcats #اميدبراىطبيعت #امیدبرایطبیعت #فعالانمحیطزیست #فعالانمحیطزیستی #امیرحسینخالقی #هومنجوکار #طاهرقدیریان #نیلوفربیانی #سامرجبی #سپیدهکاشانی #مرادطاهباز #عبدالرضاکوهپایه #کاووسسیدامامی

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Nikita’s beautiful brown eyes are hypnotizing! Welcome Intern Abbey @ninjatude to #TakeoverTuesday for Big Cat Rescue! Abbey spent 1 year at Big Cat Rescue and reached her Level 4 Internship! She was a hard worker, made lots of memories and has many special relationships with the BCR cats. For the next 24 hours we will feature photos from Abbey!  Become an intern at Bigcatrescue.org/get-involved

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Big smile! This beautiful leopard was photographed in our backyard. Did you know Leopards are solitary animals meaning they like to live alone? Photo credit — Kubili House #leopards #leopard #wildlife #bigcats #animals #wildlifephotography #africa #bigcat #animal #leopardo #bigcatsofinstagram #wildgeography #art #wildlifeonearth #wildanimals #wildlifeplanet #kenya #safari #leopardprint #blackleopard #animalplanet #natgeo #blackleopards #jungle #animallovers #wild #lions #india #tiger #bhfyp at Kubili House - Thornybush Game Reserve

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Been working all night and day... DoubleTap & Tag a Friend Below⤵ 💋 🐯 💟 🙏 Follow us - @tiger.clube👈 for more * . Tag your love 😘 * ✅ Turn Post Notification on 📣 ✅ Follow, like and comment ✏ ✅ Tag your friends 👥 . . . . ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ . . . #tiger #tigercat #savetigers #tigers #tigereye #tigre #bengaltiger #tigercat #tigercub #tigertattoo #bigcat #bigcatsofinstagram #bigcats #cat #animal #animallovers #wildlifeplanet #animalkingdom #animallover #animallove #animalplanet #wildcats #cub #lion #animalsofinstagram #wild #nature ______________________ .

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#day66 - Tigers 🐯 The beauty and grace of tigers (especially white tigers) is stunning 😮 at Dreamworld Australia

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This is the last update l will share of my drawing of the beautiful Morili.❤️As you can see l have had an unexpected change with the background but l am really pleased with it now. I used Derwent pencils lvory black and lnk blue then blended it with zest it. This leaves a very matt painted appearance which l like. I still have a lot more work to do on the fur but will post the completed artwork next week.🖤Thanks for reading.x #artinprogress #serval #bigcats #catart #catartist #animalartist #colorpencilart #cp_art #australianart #australianartist #myart #uniqueartwork #madewithlove❤️ #instaarthub #artsofinstagram #wildlifeart #artist_features #artistic_discover @derwentartofficial @fabercastellglobal #pencilsacademy #canson #fabercastell #derwent #draweverydamnday #arte #art_supernova #wacfeature @zoosvictoria at Australia

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Tiger shirt collection Link in my bio (profile) ➡️ @wonderful_tiger_ 👌🏻 Choose your favorite designs 👌🏻 Choose styles, colors, size 💯 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed 🎁 Perfect #gift for your family members and friends. 🌎 International Shipping ✈ 👫 Buy 2 or more with friends and save on shipping * #tiger #cat #animal #animals #lion #love #art #dog #wildlife #zoo #nature #cats #bigcat #catsofinstagram #photography #instagood #cute #bigcats #wild #africa #catstagram #dogsofinstagram #king #like #dogstagram #daily #rabbit #lions #safari From @animalonplanet - Tiger in the green.

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Are you ready to help us change the world?  Even though we’ve surpassed our original goal, we are still going strong. Join the team and help us make a difference!  Link clickable in bio . . . . . . . Content by: @lionwhisperersa . . Please follow me: -@lion__wild_

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Sleeping beauty ....

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😍Tiger Twins😍

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9 months ago

Our conservation partner @zcp_org The Zambian Carnivore Programme is a non-profit Zambian registered trust dedicated to the conservation of large carnivore species (African wild dog, cheetah, lion, leopard, hyenas), their prey and the ecosystem they reside in. Their study systems hold some of the greatest diversity and abundance of African Wildlife in the Zambia. Visit www.zambiacarnivores.org to learn more about their incredible work. Photo by @life.on.the.african.plains . By donation to the link in our bio you can help support our conservation partners protecting wildlife! at Liuwa Plain National Park

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9 months ago

Red light special! . Why are red lights used during night drives? . Most mammals other than primates are at least partly color blind and cannot see the color red. The red light does not disturb the animal so they continue to go about their business as usual. A white spotlight causes many animals to become distressed. Leopards caught in the white light beam are revealed to their intended prey and their hunt ruined. They cannot even try to hunt again until their sight returns to normal . Photo by Michael Paredes @mikeparedespix www.mapphotographic.com at Zambia

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10 months ago

She wishes someone would . Lions have three types of teeth 1. Incisors, the smallest teeth at the front of the mouth, are used for gripping and tearing meat 2. Canines, the four largest teeth, are used to rip skin and tear away meat 3. Carnassial, the sharpest teeth at the back and they work like a pair of scissors . Photo by Michael Paredes @mikeparedespix www.mapphotographic.com at South Luangwa National Park

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