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Proud emerald eyed big Paw by darkSoul4Life Proud emerald eyed big Paw by darkSoul4Life
I hate taking photos through glass. Reflections are the most annoying thing and I can't use my circular polarizer because the end of my lens rotates when focusing -.-

Anyways this is again the Snow Leopard (Uncia Uncia or Panthera Uncia) from the zoo of cologne.

They're one of the most beautiful animals but poachers don't care about what wonderful animals they are, so the snow leopard is going toward extinction..

More shots of this beauty:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300
Cropped to get rid of reflections..

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coeur83 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Magnifiques photos de ce superbe fauve qu'est la panthère des neiges ! Dommage que comme beaucoup d'autres espèce, elle soit menacée et en voie d'extinction !
pas de respect de la vie, juste celui de l'argent ! Dommage !
zortharg Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Why is it that almost all snow leopards have the same face. I've seen a few exceptions.... I have a poster of one such exception, you only know it's a snow leopard because of the coat pattern. But to me it's kind of hard to call them beautiful when they all look the same.
Defgon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hes big for a small head
mqRina Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich finde schneeleoparden so knuffig, leider habe ich nur den schwanz von ihm runterbaumeln sehen als ich letztens im zoo war :( tolles foto!
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Danke :) So erging es mir auch das erste Mal an dem ich einen Schneeleoparden gesehen habe (das war in Krefeld).
fishburger Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wirklich eines deiner besseren Photos. ^^
Eventuell hättest du ihn noch von weiter unten fotographieren können um ihn pompöser wirken zu lassen, aber so ist es auch völlig in Ordnung.
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen Dank :)
Naja eigentlich war das Photo so wie dieses: [link] aufgenommen, nur machten starke Reflektionen es zunichte, weshalb ich nen Ausschnitt nehmen musste um das Photo noch zu retten.
hieroglyphic-lion Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
oh wow, you have really captured the beauty of the animal :)
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :hug:
MissLoony Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Photographer
I hate shooting through glass too :( It can ruin a good photo! But this photo is amazing!I love the powerful gaze of the leopard!
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