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Uncia uncia | by Carl Stovell
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Uncia uncia

The snow leopard is my favourite big cat so far. I'd like to focus more on one or two subjects in my photos and I'm sure wildlife has to be one. The next time I go to pull out the wallet for a flash new lens, I'm going to try to stop and instead buy tickets to use what lens I have got already on safari or some sort of wildlife trek.

 

Finding out what I like taking photos of most has been made a lot easier by all your comments, so thanks :-)

 

Cat Facts: "Snow leopards are exceptional athletes capable of making huge leaps over ravines. They are highly adapted to their harsh environment in the mountainous areas of central Asia, with long, thick body hair, a woolly belly and enlarged nasal cavities which heat inhaled cold air. Snow leopards are critically endangered since their fur was once highly prized and their natural prey has declined. They can bring down prey three times their own size, but on average only kill one large animal twice a month." Source: BBC

 

Exposure 0.004 sec (1/250)

Aperture f/3.5

Focal Length 135 mm

Subject Distance 1.71 m

 

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Taken on August 7, 2010