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This was a bit of a redemption story for me. After utterly failing to photograph snow leopards in the Indian Himalayas in 2015, I was eager to try again for these elusive cats and finally come away with decent photos (i.e., anything within about 400 yards).<br />
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It went better than I could have imagined. Our first day encounter—which required a very steep and treacherous climb up skree-covered slopes—landed us an extended encounter at close range with a well-fed male.