Arabian Leopard
Up until recently the leopards of Oman were thought to be extinct.  Panthera pardus nimr, to give it its latin name lives in the most inaccesible terrain of mountains and wadi beds and the pale body colour makes it almost invisible.  My own all too brief encounter with this beautiful cat was in Wadi Raykhut and a more magnificent backdrop for a leopard one could not imagine.  Moving around Oman I painted many subjects but the memory of the leopard will stay with me for ever.

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