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cokesmith Nov 12th, 2014 03:28 AM

Snow Leopard Expedition to Ladakh, India
Truly a mythical animal for wildlife watchers around the world, the Snow Leopard represents for most of us the unattainable; the impossible; the one species that will always be a pipe dream. It was that way for us anyway. But that is until October 2014! Two weeks ago, the Smith family trekked deep in to the heart of Hemis National Park in Jammu & Kashmir and spent over a week tracking and spotting FIVE wild Snow Leopards! This trip report shares our experiences and images of the this truly epic expedition! Enjoy!

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Kathie Nov 12th, 2014 06:30 AM

What marvelous photos of snow leopards! Thanks so much for sharing these.

rhkkmk Nov 12th, 2014 06:33 AM

over the top

progol Nov 12th, 2014 08:38 AM

Wonderful photos and report! Thanks for sharing this.

thursdaysd Nov 12th, 2014 09:27 AM

Just WOW!!!

glover Nov 12th, 2014 06:57 PM

This is really fabulous! What a trip! Thanks!

cokesmith Nov 12th, 2014 08:24 PM

Thanks for checking it out!

Japjitravels Nov 12th, 2014 11:45 PM


indianapearl Nov 16th, 2014 10:12 AM

The leopard in the first photonis so perfectly camoflaged.

cokesmith Nov 17th, 2014 01:31 AM

Yes - imagine trying to spot those at 500 meters distance...

cokesmith Jan 19th, 2015 03:48 AM

Or even further! But with the best guides in the business we were able to score FIVE of them!

KRNS Jan 20th, 2015 02:35 PM

Must have been magical. Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing.


inquest Jan 20th, 2015 10:13 PM

Superb photos,always liked your posts and stunning pictures.Reminds me of my trip to Ladakh.

inquest Jan 20th, 2015 10:45 PM

BTW,the latest info is the tiger population in India has swelled to 2226 from 1704 in 2010 and Karnataka has the highest density with 406. Off to Nagarhole ( Rajiv Gandhi) NP in Karnataka this weekend,hope to get lucky.

cokesmith Jan 21st, 2015 02:41 AM

Thanks! I did read the new tiger data articles. I sincerely hope the counts are correct. India has in the past been caught inflating their numbers for years by fabricating data. I hate to be cynical....But I do hope this new information is true and indicative a trend in a GOOD direction!

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