• The duel between the Snow Leopard and the Ibex continued for a few hours. The Ibex wouldn’t leave the edge of the cliff so that the snow leopard won’t attack. There were times when Snow Leopard got quite close but it still didn’t attack as it knew the danger. This continued the whole evening and we had to leave. I don’t know what happened in the end. It will stay a mystery!

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  • Snow leopard .. One of those days when it is very calm! Even though the wind chill was in minus centigrade, the sun beating on the mountains was good enough for this snow leopard to sit out and bask. It had been snowing for a few days so a clear day was gladly welcomed by everyone.

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  • One evening while the leopards were getting ready for their night stroll, the shyer sub adult female hid behind the other and created this image in Jawai, Rajasthan.

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  • There is a particular hill with a very deep blue horizon in the winters. One day this cub was crossing from the village side to its cave when I was able to photograph it on the ridge line.

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  • We knew the male and female were on the same hill but had no idea that they would in mating. To our luck that winter I got the mating between these two for a few days.

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  • The sighting of a black panther as it is popularly called is amazing as it is but to also get its rosette marking on a side view in natural light gave me quite a special feeling!

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  • A particular hill had this family for a few days. One evening, the male, the female and the two sub adults offspring all sat out on the rocks. The temple sends a special message for conservation!

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  • Female with her two cubs sits out her cave before venturing out to the plains for a meal.

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  • A popular hill in Jawai, Rajasthan with a well-known female and her shy male in their mating one winter morning.

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  • Two 2 month old cubs escape their mother’s vigilant monitoring and come out of the cave. While they check out the visitor, made it easier for me to picture them.

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  • As the evening was setting in and the sunlight turning golden, this pretty female came over the ridge line and I got just her and the blue skies.

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  • Seeing a Black panther is one thing but to get it walking head on and that too extremely slowly, gave me ample opportunity to photograph this beauty to my heart’s content!

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  • One of the wishes is to get the Black panther (melanistic leopard) in green cover and monsoon! It was a lucky day !

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