The Pallas’s Cat Manul

 In Fauna

Was lucky to see a Pallas’s cat on my last trip to Japan. This portrait was taken in low lighting but I think it turned out well. Love the moody feel on it.

The Pallas’s cat, also known as the Manul, is classified as Near Threatened by IUCN since 2002. The two primary threats for the Pallas’s cat are due to the hunting of its fur and the poisoning of its primary food source.

What is interesting about the Pallas’s cats is that their pupils contract into small circles, instead of the vertical slits like the other cats.

Time flies and we are already into November. A little update on the directions of the blog. I won’t be writing as much as I used to due to some changes in my priorities. I am really grateful for those of you that have told me that my writings helped you in certain ways. One of the main reasons for this change is that I hope to publish more of my photography works for your enjoyment. I hope that what I set out to capture will allow you to appreciate our world more than what words can say.

DLifeJourney will be entering the third year with these changes in mind. Hope you all can continue to enjoy and support my art on this blog and the social channels.

Thank you once more my friends.

Love as always,


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  • Ann Kennedy

    The cat is truly beautiful and its story is an interesting one. I’m glad that you had the opportunity to photograph this one! I look forward to seeing more of your photos and I wish you well on your next journey, whatever that might be. I do hope you will continue to write somewhere, because your words always have special meaning and they express so well the many things we all experience in our lives. Best wishes!

    • Darren Song Ng

      Many thanks dear Ann for your supportive words as always! If I have time I will continue to squeeze in some words here and there! I am glad that you enjoy what I share. Take good care my dear friend! 🙂

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