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Snow Leopard

Uncia uncia

Description:

Snow leopard are globally endangered, with an estimated population between 4000 and 7000 individuals.

Habitat:

High mountains of Asia

Notes:

Camera trap photograph, captured in a joint conservation project led by Dr J Marc Foggin (Director, Plateau Perspectives) together with local Tibetan herding community members and management authorities of the Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve.

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16 Comments

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 6 years ago

Awesome!

AliSerna
AliSerna 6 years ago

impresionante¡¡¡

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Thank you for the links Marc! Great links! You guys are doing very cool work up there! Thank you!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Another "name's-the-same" organism: Uncia uncia
Here are some PN blogs on scientific naming.
http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/2870249...
http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/3133882...
http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/3371137...

MarcFoggin
MarcFoggin 6 years ago

Emily - you can also visit http://www.plateauperspectives.org/colla..., as well as see some additional (small) photographs at http://www.marcfoggin.com/snowleopard/

MarcFoggin
MarcFoggin 6 years ago

I've been using camera traps developed by http://www.pixcontroller.com/, which uses a Sony digital camera. I believe the specific model we used for capturing this snow leopard was a 12 Megapixel unit. The area we have been surveying is known locally for its abundant wildlife - and it turns out, from our estimates, that it is a snow leopard 'hotspot' in terms of density. It now is included within one of the core zones of one of the worlds largest nature reserves, yet still with local Tibetan herding communities resident in the area - some members now also serving now as community wardens under a 'co-management' approach. An online article and slideshow describing our project is available on the 'China Dialogue' website at https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/sh...

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Marc, another amazing capture of one of the most elusive cats on the planet! If you don't mind me asking, what kind of camera trap do you use? I'm in awe at the quality...and the precision of your placement! You must really know these cats!

Extraordinary !

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 6 years ago

Fabulous capture! So happy to welcome you to Project Noah too!

Sew
Sew 6 years ago

Amazing.....still scary!!!!!!!

Wow ! Such a cute expression!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 6 years ago

Beautiful shot!!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

wow!!! wow!!! wow!!! great one..... love it

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Another amazing capture!

JanineLingTurner
JanineLingTurner 6 years ago

now thats a trap shot!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Amazing!!!

MarcFoggin
Spotted by
MarcFoggin

青海省, Paracel Islands

Spotted on Jan 8, 2010
Submitted on Nov 8, 2013

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