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The Incredible Story Behind the First Ever Photos of a Snow Leopard Making a Kill
PETAPIXEL ^ | February 24,2014 | DL CADE

Posted on 02/25/2014 6:22:03 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

When it comes to wildlife photography, the Snow Leopard is almost unicorn-like. No, it’s not mythical, but it’s almost as hard to capture one of these infamous “gray ghosts of the Himalayas” on camera as it is to track down a creature that doesn’t actually exist.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: armor; kittyping; leopard; photo; tanks

1 posted on 02/25/2014 6:22:03 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: lawnguy; pandoraou812; Daffynition; barker; ferri; gjeiii; genefromjersey; texas booster; ...

PINGLIST


2 posted on 02/25/2014 6:23:14 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks for da ping. It’s been awhile?


3 posted on 02/25/2014 6:30:03 PM PST by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Kitty ping.


4 posted on 02/25/2014 6:39:45 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
A beautiful snow leopard, and its camouflage makes it almost impossible to spot among the rocks. just plain awesome...
5 posted on 02/25/2014 6:45:39 PM PST by goat granny (.)
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To: goat granny

Yes, fascinating. When you find the snow leopard, its spots seem look different from the rocks in the background. Yet first you have to find it. It certainly blends in. The camouflage really works.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 7:08:13 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I saw the title and thought it was about a German Tank.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 7:17:29 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Great find! Thanks!


8 posted on 02/25/2014 7:37:00 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks...haven’t seen you for a while...doing OK?


9 posted on 02/25/2014 7:37:18 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Where you been?


10 posted on 02/25/2014 8:17:46 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Professional assassin....


11 posted on 02/25/2014 8:25:56 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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12 posted on 02/25/2014 8:31:02 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks! Watching that series of photos, I imagine one could do a litmus test on personalities based on which animal you are rooting for!

Hope to see some spring photos from the swamp in the next few weeks(?) to give us northerners some hope.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 8:37:34 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Calling Jim Corbett!


14 posted on 02/25/2014 8:47:18 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Inyo-Mono

I’m sure PETA will find some way to complain about the snowleopard’s actions, and probably sue, demanding he become a vegetarian. /s


15 posted on 02/25/2014 9:23:04 PM PST by PrairieLady2
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

BookMark and a darn glad to see you FRiend.

May God bless.
Tatt


16 posted on 02/26/2014 2:29:45 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: 21twelve

Rooting for the leopard.


17 posted on 02/26/2014 6:02:55 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Hi Swampy! I’ve been thinking about you.. have your ears been ringing? Hugs, Mom


18 posted on 02/26/2014 6:03:03 AM PST by momtothree
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Hi SWAMPSNIPER. It’s very nice to see you again.

Thank you for the spectacular, unique article with the unbelievably rare photos.


19 posted on 02/26/2014 6:05:50 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

These photos are just incredible. The tourists certainly got their money’s worth. Wow!


20 posted on 02/26/2014 6:51:22 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks for the ping — great pics and story. My cat ankle-taps me just like that!

Great to see you posting and I miss your posts. Hope all is well.


21 posted on 02/26/2014 7:02:40 AM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: TheOldLady
Yep - very cool animal! My daughter loves the big cats. She said a chase takes so much out of them that if they a few unsuccessful hunts in a row they can starve. Not sure how true that is - but sort of makes sense.
22 posted on 02/26/2014 12:07:21 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: 21twelve

Their starving would certainly be a tragedy when there are all those blue sheep around.

Sometimes the sheep win, I guess.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 1:06:38 PM PST by TheOldLady
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