“In spite of their striking appearance, giant pandas are seldom seen in the wild. They do not like company, even from other pandas (except at mating time). I have been to panda country in China and did not expect to see one in the wild. We did see a few captive pandas at the breeding centre at Woolong.
I put some faint shadows on the flank of this panda which could be shadows from cage bars but I would prefer to think of them as shadows from tall bamboo plants. Bamboo is their habitat and virtually their only food.”
– Robert Bateman
24” x 24” – 99 S/N and 19 AP