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World In Another by Mouselemur World In Another by Mouselemur
When: December 6, 2017
Where: Zie-ZOO Volkel, The Netherlands

When you've taken a lot of photos of the Servals at this zoo already, it's a fun challenge to try and take a "new", more original photo.
With the fencing posing a challenge of itself, this compositoon came to be and I must say, I rather like it :D Instead of just focusing on a Serval's big ears, now their rather impressive long neck is on display too :)

Species: Serval

Latin name: Leptailurus Serval

Originiates from Africa.

Current status: Least Concern

 Did you know: 

…DNA studies have shown that the Serval is closely related to the African Wild Cat, and the Caracal.

…Its long legs make it able for the Serval to achieve a top speed of 80 km/h (50 mph).

…The white spots on the back of the Serval’s ears are called “ocelli” and are used to signal kittens when hunting.

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:icongiantrider8:
giantrider8 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018
Nice photo but you can see the sadness in the eyes of the captured wild animal. ...
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
Knowing the good life these Servals have, and never having known the wild and its dangers, I personally don't think it's sadness you see in the eyes.
I personally prefer a darker tone in my photos, and this has resulted (in this photo) in darker eyes. Combined with the lowered brow, it's easy to think the Serval looks sad. However, it's a look on them you see often - the same goes for Maned Wolves. It's the make-up of their face :)

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Saraeustace91 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute ❤️
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :heart:
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Saraeustace91 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You’re welcome 😀😉
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:iconanasofiajc:
anasofiajc Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful!
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :hug:
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:iconanasofiajc:
anasofiajc Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome ☺
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:iconjyacini:
jyacini Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO CUTE
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :meow:
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Probably one of the cutest Serval portraits I've seen. What a sweet face!
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, thanks :hug:
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
AWW! Precious munchkin :love: Great angle and the focus is really nice too!! You should throw this into a photo editor and up your exposure and whites a little bit. It will bring some brightness into the piece overall and help highlight those amazing patterns in the fur :eager:
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy to hear you like it :D
I like that idea - definitely going to give it a try. Thank you :hug:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
A wonderful Serval portrait :)
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :hug:
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
What a cute looking face, it almost looks like a house cat :heart: Very sweet.
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
Yes, they're adorable looking but not even close to house cats when you take a good look at them :)
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gracejhunter Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great shot! what an adorable serval, I just want to give it a big kiss but it would for sure scratch me to death Paw I really appreciate how you included it's origins and latin name etc. - really interesting to learn about! keep up the great work! black heart [version 1] 
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you - on both counts :D
I like learning about the animals I photograph myself, and I've learned a lot of people enjoy learning about them with me :)
These Servals especially are amazing to watch - they well smooch each other and next thing, get involved in a big fight!
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