Let's start with seeing the differences in those two big cats that have black spots on gray; the Clouded leopard and the Snow leopard.
Again, the IKs* are short and easy...these two leopards will be a snap to identify!
Snow leopard IK: Black rosettes with gray centers
Clouded leopard IK: Black square blotches with gray centers...similar to a tortoise shell in pattern.
Okay, so what cat is in the photo above? How about below?
For more about big cat spots, check out my blog post here.
The Clouded Leopard Project