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A young Snow Leopard learns to hunt ...

Beautiful and elusive, Snow Leopards are found in the rugged mountains of twelve countries across Central Asia. It is estimated that only between 4,000 and 6,500 of these endangered animals are left in the wild. Snow Leopards are perfectly adapted for the cold, barren landscape of their high altitude home, however, human threats, such as poaching, and loss of habitat have created an uncertain future for these wonderful animals.

To learn more about Snow Leopards,...

www.snowleopard.org/

www.snowleopardconservancy.org…

www.wwfnepal.org/our_solutions…

Facebook : www.facebook.com/SnowLeopardCo…   

India, 1995. 100 ASA Fujichrome FILM, converted to B/W.

Copyright 1995-2013 Lindel Caine. All Rights Reserved. This image may not be reproduced, printed, manipulated or used in any way or form without my written permission. This image may not be transmitted, uploaded to or posted on sites or blogs other than deviantArt without my permission, feel free to contact me regarding this. Please respect this statement and Protect Creative Copyright.
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jules-101 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous..I love animals so much! You must have an amazing life judging by your gallery, although I would imagine right now it involves a lot of hard work and guts. My life has never been boring, but I have never been able to see creatures like this magnificent cat :rose: :heart:
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SwitzerlandModels Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Still a baby or already a hunting Leopard ? :iconahplz: Kisses, Carole
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:iconlindelcaine:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2014
He was an adolescent, about 14 months old, learning by "hunting" his mother. As this moment was captured, he was deciding whether or not to pounce on her. :rose:
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SwitzerlandModels Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Ohhh that's interesting ! :iconakplz: Thank you for your explanation, dear Lady :) Kisses, Carole
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:iconnovus41:
novus41 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great shot
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:iconlindelcaine:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Thank you for your kind words. :rose:
It was a special moment.
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:iconnovus41:
novus41 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You`re welcome:)
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Crimson---Strings Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I think I will just have a massive folder with all your images in them and have my wallpaper cycle through each image in there every thirty seconds, all these images... just incredible, I can't even take a picture of my dog like this with him moving his head or blinking XD
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Thank you for your kind words. :rose:  
I'm glad you like the images so much, thank you for giving me a smile. :icondesmo100:
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Misgaeroten Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Just magic
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:iconlindelcaine:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Thank you for your kind words. :rose:
It was a special moment, full of anticipation.
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:iconlindelcaine:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Thank you for the honour. :icondesmo100:
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augenweide Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome my dear, have a nice sunday...:butterfly:
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Orchideacae Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH! Those eyes! Excellent capture!Clap
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:iconlindelcaine:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Yes, it was a wonderful moment. Thank you for your kind words. :rose:
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helena0804 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
simply amazing capture. his/her expression is soooo beautifulClap 
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:iconlindelcaine:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Thank you for your kind words.:rose:
It was a special moment, a moment of uncertainty for him as he practiced hunting by stalking his mother, - a learning game they played.
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CodyNaomiSwire Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely breathtaking photo
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:iconlindelcaine:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. :rose:
... it was a special moment.
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:iconpixelpanda42:
Pixelpanda42 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is a beautiful image!
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:iconlindelcaine:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. :rose: 
It was a special moment.
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:iconpixelpanda42:
Pixelpanda42 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome!
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:iconlindelcaine:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
:hug:
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AmirElti Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful portrait! Great conversion to BW. 
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:iconlindelcaine:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. :rose:
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Lalita17 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
I forgot to mention if I had permission, I would reference you and your site. :lol:
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
.... That's fine, but also please post a thumbnail of this image, with it's title "Discovery" below your post with a link to this page as I've mentioned in my earlier reply to you. :rose:
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Lalita17 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Hello, Would you mind if I used your photograph as a reference to my drawing? I would really appreciate it~ It's stunning and I would love to try and put it on paper~
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Thank you for your request. I'm sorry that I've not been able to reply until now but I'm unable to be at dA much at present and can only reply to messages slowly. It's fine if you wish to use this image as a reference. It's an honour to this wonderful animal. I just ask that you please give credit to me and link to the original photograph, plus please post a thumbnail of the original photo beneath your drawing, with it's title, "Discovery" as a link, this is important, for this image is to be used for awareness and fund raising for Snow Leopard conservation and I wish for people to have the possibility to read the accompanying text with this image. I'd love to see your work once it's completed so please let me know when it's ready to see. :rose:
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Lalita17 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
It is finished :)
lalita17.deviantart.com/art/Sn…
:heart: Thank-you for your kindness~

I have sold this drawing, and am using the money to adopt my own Snow Leopard through the World Wildlife Foundation~

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Lalita17 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
I won't be able to post a thumb of the photograph since I don't have a premium membership anymore but I can of course do everything else as well as post a link to World Wildlife Fund to adopt a Snow Leopard. Are there any other sites you would like me to post?
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ChaosKatie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning photo. He/she is beautiful!
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind words.:rose:
Yes, he was very beautiful .
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful, :iconfeaturedplz: :heart::[link]
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Thank you for the honour. :hug:
Yes, Snow Leopards ARE beautiful.
I'm sorry for this late reply, but I'm not able to be at dA much at present and so can only answer messages slowly.:rose:
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Northstar76 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
There's a lot of feeling in this photograph, as if you captured the soul of this wonderful animal.
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:iconlindelcaine:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. :rose:
... I knew him very well.:love:
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:iconlhianne:
Lhianne Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Oh, wow, how wonderful :heart:
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:iconlindelcaine:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind words.:rose:
Yes, Snow Leopards ARE wonderful. :heart:
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
How very wonderful!
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:iconlindelcaine:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind words.:rose:
Yes, Snow Leopards ARE wonderful ! 
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fholger Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey :wave:

I featured this here [link] :w00t:

Cheers, Holger
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Thank you for the honour, Holger.:hug:

I'm sorry for this late reply, but I'm not able to be at dA much at present and can only answer messages slowly.:rose:
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calimer00 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Amazing portrait of this beautiful creature
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:iconlindelcaine:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind words.:rose:
Yes, he was beautiful.
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Fluffytheartist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous eyes!
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:iconlindelcaine:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Yes, it was low light and he was concentrating on whether or not to pounce on his mother,... in their game of hunting practice. :rose:
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work... send you a request of my group :iconsoulcollectors:
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:iconlindelcaine:
LindelCaine Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Snow Leopards are wonderful ! Thank you for your kind words and the request.:rose::hug:
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