Hint: He is not a VAMPIRE !
|Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator)
|Date Taken: 2006-06|
|Camera: Nikon CP 8800|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-07-06 6:14|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The snow leopard (Panthera uncia) is a threatened species whose pelts command a very high price in the fur market. During the 1960s total population went down to 1000 animals, but has recovered meanwhile to more than 6000 animals.|
Snow leopards are hard to track down in the wild. The first close-up footage captured by a human (as opposed to remote cameras) was taken in 2006, for the TV series Planet Earth; the animals were filmed in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. The WWF of Pakistan plans to conserve the species in Khunjerab National Park, which provides a natural habitat for the snow leopard.
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- [2006-07-06 7:46]
Superb animal, Radu. Poza ii excelenta (great POV and moment - in special) si titlul simpatic. E un mare pacat si o nedreptate ce s-a intamplat cu aceste animale.
Bravo si TFS
pose is excellent, great work. Very good sharpness, details, colours and composition. Thanks for sharing.
- [2006-07-07 15:20]
What a great pov with a great pose from this sadly rare leopard! You did also an excellent composition here. Good work and TFS,
Have not before seen a snow leopard with these markings. Very interesting image.