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Friday, April 07, 2017

Video: Rare Snow Leopards Caught on Film in the Wild

Snow leopards are amongst the most endangered creatures on the planet, and spotting them in the wild is a rare feat indeed. In this clip, we catch a glimpse of these incredibly elusive cats thanks to camera trap footage captured by National Geographic. These leopards were found in the Altai Mountains of Russia, not far from the border with China and Mongolia, a place I was fortunate enough to see last years. Sadly, there were no snow leopards to be found on my journey, but this video makes up for that.

1 comment:

Rick McCharles said...

I saw two Snow Leopards on the Alchi Trail. Was lucky enough to get some grainy video of the one that didn't bolt instantly.

https://besthike.com/2016/06/16/alchi-circuit-ladakh-day-2/