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Snow Leopard



I attempted to mimic his growl, and he came right at me to eliminate any doubt which was authentic.

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I attempted to mimic his growl, and he came right at me to eliminate any doubt which was authentic.

For image licensing or print inquiries contact James Markus at jmarkus@photomatter.com
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Contest Finalist in Anything Animals Photo Contest
Canon 12.1MP Camera
Contest Finalist in Call Of The Wild Photo Contest
Runner Up in Happening At The Zoo Photo Contest
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32 Comments | Report
JoanLoBo PRO
 
JoanLoBo April 17, 2016
What a shot. Great moment caught
James_Markus PRO+
James_Markus April 17, 2016
Thank you for your comment.
photoferdinandi PRO+
 
photoferdinandi June 10, 2016
Amazing!!!!
James_Markus PRO+
 
James_Markus June 11, 2016
Thank you!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 12, 2016
Awesome capture! Congrats.
James_Markus PRO+
James_Markus June 13, 2016
Thanks!
Ray-Moloney
 
Ray-Moloney July 02, 2016
Awesome capture.. Love this..
sitakanta
 
sitakanta August 23, 2016
Excellent.
tracyduplooy
 
tracyduplooy August 23, 2016
Wow stunning.
James_Markus PRO+
James_Markus August 23, 2016
Thanks for the wonderful comments!
laurenkaymyers Premium
 
laurenkaymyers August 23, 2016
What a wonderful shot! Congrats on your awards.
JTurk
 
JTurk August 23, 2016
Awesome shot!!!!
andinorwich
 
andinorwich December 23, 2016
wow!
HeatherB2B
 
HeatherB2B December 29, 2016
Fantastic shot! (**,)
Echopetphotography5
 
Echopetphotography5 January 24, 2017
Fab shot well done
stianolaisen
 
stianolaisen January 25, 2017
Wow I love it
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole March 10, 2017
Wow!!!! Amazing capture!!!! Congrats on your finalist award!!! : )
James_Markus PRO+
 
James_Markus March 11, 2017
I appreciate all the comments.
MikeBoyle PRO+
 
MikeBoyle March 21, 2017
Congratulations on your winning photo. Nice...Very Nice
pamramseycorey PRO+
 
pamramseycorey March 22, 2017
Love the color of the eyes!
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug March 22, 2017
Masterpiece. Congratulations.
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK March 22, 2017
Congratulations on a well-deserved win! Fantastic capture!
philipwatson_4139
 
philipwatson_4139 March 24, 2017
magnificent
James_Markus PRO+
James_Markus March 26, 2017
Thanks everyone!
kathleenkathykathkattrogers
 
What a great shot!!! Congrats from CT USA
jamijackson
 
jamijackson April 13, 2017
Oh my gosh! What an amazing shot!! Love it
simonparry PRO+
 
simonparry May 13, 2017
What a capture..excellent photo..
rickhunter338
 
rickhunter338 June 01, 2017
Definitely has the WOW factor! Great shot!
simon_veale
 
simon_veale June 23, 2017
Incredible shot!!! What lens did you use, if you don't mind me asking?
James_Markus PRO+
James_Markus June 23, 2017
Nikkor 300mm f/4.0 AFS
gswanson27 PRO+
 
gswanson27 June 27, 2017
Amazing capture. Congrats!
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb August 01, 2017
all-time favorite,absolutely amazing shot
atulspecial
 
atulspecial September 13, 2017
Beauty
adamreid
 
adamreid January 11, 2018
The snow leopard is one of my favorite's of the big cat category. Great focus, composition, and eye!
AncaIoana
 
AncaIoana January 13, 2018
Gorgeous!
James_Markus PRO+
James_Markus January 13, 2018
I appreciate all the comments, thank you.
Ukcstevenson
 
Ukcstevenson January 21, 2018
Wow, what a shot!
edwardsikora PRO+
 
edwardsikora December 26, 2019
Awesome

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at the zoo. The leopard wasn't moving, and in an attempt to get its attention - I tried to mimic it's growl that I heard it do earlier.
Time
It was around dusk.
Lighting
It was available light.
Equipment
Nikon D2X with a Nikkor 300mm f4.0 afs lens
Inspiration
I love cats - big or small.
Editing
Not much post-processing. Adjusted the color and contrast a bit.
In my camera bag
Which bag. :-) I pack different gear depending on what I intend to shoot. Often I shoot both Canon and Nikon gear, because of slight color rendering differences between the manufacturers.
Feedback
Pay attention to the background and fill the frame.

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