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Snow Leopard

Panthera uncia


The sight of this elusive big cat is always a special one! This male was actually on a hunt that ended in an unsuccessful attempt. It was quite a nail-biting experience watching him stalk the unsuspecting Himalayan Ibex.


High alpine areas of the Himalayas, approx 14500 Feet.

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Superb shot !

DrNamgyalTSherpa a month ago

Congrats Vipul! Kudos for your hard work!

Tukup a month ago

Congratulations Vipul. Terrific shot.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a month ago

Congratulations ! Always look forward to seeing your observations- thanks.

jazz.mann a month ago

So awesome!

MichaelS a month ago

Hi Vipul Ramanuj,

Congratulations, this spotting has been voted Spotting of the Week! Your special snow leopard photo - and the captivating story behind it - captured our imagination for the weekly feature!

The Project Noah Community looks forward to seeing your next nature discovery!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 months ago

What a wonderful opportunity to see these cats in the wild. Thanks for sharing this and your personal notes.

Machi 2 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

kmbrow33 4 months ago

This is amazing! How did it feel to be so close to this? It is absolutely beautiful. Were you out photographing already and just stumbled across this scene?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 months ago

Wow a breath-taking experience.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 4 months ago

This is really a spectacular spotting, can only imagine the experience of observing this beauty in action...

dandoucette 4 months ago

Wow amazing spotting!

Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Kiber Khas, Himachal Pradesh, India

Spotted on Feb 19, 2020
Submitted on Mar 23, 2021

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