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Nov 12th, 2014, 04:28 AM
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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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Nov 12th, 2014, 07:30 AM
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What marvelous photos of snow leopards! Thanks so much for sharing these.
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Nov 12th, 2014, 07:33 AM
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over the top
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Nov 12th, 2014, 09:38 AM
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Wonderful photos and report! Thanks for sharing this.
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Nov 12th, 2014, 10:27 AM
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Just WOW!!!
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Nov 12th, 2014, 07:57 PM
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This is really fabulous! What a trip! Thanks!
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Nov 12th, 2014, 09:24 PM
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Thanks for checking it out!
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Nov 13th, 2014, 12:45 AM
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Nice!
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Nov 16th, 2014, 11:12 AM
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The leopard in the first photonis so perfectly camoflaged.
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Nov 17th, 2014, 02:31 AM
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Yes - imagine trying to spot those at 500 meters distance...
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Jan 19th, 2015, 04:48 AM
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Or even further! But with the best guides in the business we were able to score FIVE of them!
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Jan 20th, 2015, 03:35 PM
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Must have been magical. Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing.

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Jan 20th, 2015, 11:13 PM
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Superb photos,always liked your posts and stunning pictures.Reminds me of my trip to Ladakh.
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Jan 20th, 2015, 11:45 PM
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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.
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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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