Here’s an Otocolobus manul – nature’s Grumpy Cat – discovering a camera trap outside it’s den. Camera traps are used by biologists to lean about rare animals’ behavior, abundance, and health – just by setting up a solar-powered camera with a motion trigger. No physical trapping necessary.
O. manul (also known as Pallas’s cat) is about the size of a house cat, but you’ll notice has round pupils instead of slits. It lives in western China and the steppes of Central Asia.
You’d think that Pallas’s cat would rule the internet by now - but there aren’t too many photos of them because they are both rare and shy. The IUCN lists them as near-threatened. Just another reason to support species conservation!
Set of postcards I made for Shanghai Comic Con, less than two weeks away!
8 species of cats in Starfleet uniforms from various periods in Startrek history. Because of the international nature of Starfleet, I picked cats from each continent/region of the Earth (sans Australia, since it doesn’t have native cats)
Pallas Cat - Central Asia
Tiger - Indian Subcontinent
Asian Golden Cat - East Asia
Serval - Subsaharan Africa
Caracal - North Africa and Middle East
Jaguarundi - South America
Bobcat - North America
European Wild Cat - Europe
Come see me at Shanghai Comic Con on November 5-6! I will be Artist Alley table 38!
You ever look at something and think “Holy fucking shit, that’s me”? And not just at a mirror, dummy. This GOOFY BATTLE MEATLOAF is possibly the best animal ever and I’m sure it would be totally DOWN to PARTY HARD.
oh GOSH this is so vague!! there are 37 species of wild cat so “unusual” can be taken so many ways omg like unusual looking/sounding/Cryptid species or like color morphs/mutations like there are So Many options here!!! but i’ll do some of each (under the cut) and lmk if theres anything else u wanna know!!