Captured as is at the enclosure in Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This is one of two brothers, recently born, and released to exhibit at our local Zoo….Better seen enlarged HERE
Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3i, w a Sigma 150-500m Zoom Lens, Aperture exp 6.3, Shutter speed 1/250, ISO 3200 Focal length 500 mm
Facts about snow Leopards
These rare, beautiful gray leopards live in the mountains of Central Asia. They are insulated by thick hair, and their wide, fur-covered feet act as natural snowshoes. Snow leopards have powerful legs and are tremendous leapers, able to jump as far as 50 feet (15 meters). They use their long tails for balance and as blankets to cover sensitive body parts against the severe mountain chill.