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#1 kittykat23uk

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 07:55 AM

This is a snap taken from video filmed through a telescope. Can you see the animal in the shot? She is quite well camouflaged!

25766647212_40b589c336_b.jpg by Jo Dale, on Flickr

Video from which this shot was taken is courtesy of Mike Edgecombe.
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Posted 19 March 2016 - 08:10 AM

That cheeky yeti photobombing again...


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Posted 19 March 2016 - 08:11 AM

This is a snap taken from video filmed through a telescope. Can you see the animal in the shot? She is quite well camouflaged!

Video from which this shot was taken is courtesy of Mike Edgecombe.

 

~ @kittykat23uk

 

It took me roughly 20 seconds to find her.

 

The tip of her tail is turned up, to the right of her.

 

Such a beautiful coat!

 

Did you take this image...or Mr. Edgecombe?

 

Really a joy to see! Thank you for posting this.

 

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 08:46 AM

Mike shot the video, I just extracted an image by pausing it and enhancing it a little in photoshop.


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Posted 19 March 2016 - 09:34 AM

~ @kittykat23uk

 

Thank you for the clarification.

 

May I presume that you were present on site when the video was made?

 

If so, the thrill of seeing that most elusive of cat species must have been immense.

 

I'm so happy for you!

 

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 09:48 AM

Yes I was observing through another scope, didn't want to miss my only chance of seeing one well by trying to photograph as well, although we did manage to set my own video camera up but the footage we got was not as clear as in Mike's video. In the fullness of time a trip report where the video will be posted. so this is a little taster.


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Posted 19 March 2016 - 10:15 AM

Yes I was observing through another scope, didn't want to miss my only chance of seeing one well by trying to photograph as well, although we did manage to set my own video camera up but the footage we got was not as clear as in Mike's video. In the fullness of time a trip report where the video will be posted. so this is a little taster.

 

 

~ @kittykat23uk

 

A bit of a little teaser as well as little taster.

 

When you left on your trip and while you were there I was thinking about you, as you were “in the neighborhood”.

 

I really hoped that you'd see Pantheria uncia during your journey.

 

After scanning the photo above, when my eye finally resolved the well-camouflaged subject from the background, I immediately smiled to myself, realizing that you'd done it!

 

Very, very well done!

 

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 10:24 AM

Well it has been very tough! We only had three sightings in 9 days. The first was miles away, literally a dot in the telescope on the furthest peak we could see. The second and third were this cat, on the same afternoon, after we had snow and the third sighting was only about 1/2 hour after the second, so was more of an encore rather than a separate sighting as such.  People who went in November often did not see any. We heard from a group who got back just before us who also dipped. But a group who left soon after we got back had seven sightings, including a mother and cubs and another individual down to 50 metres. Totally gutting to hear that, I must say, but at least we did have a sighting!

 

Now I need to find a clouded leopard!


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Posted 19 March 2016 - 10:38 AM

Now I need to find a clouded leopard!

 

 

~ @kittykat23uk

 

Noblest of ambitions...toughest of field sighting challenges.

 

Were you to accomplish that, we'd prevail on @Game Warden to bestow on you the added title of “Big Cat Specialist Extraordinaire”!

 

Much good luck with that!

 

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 12:42 PM

Wow, KK you saw snow leopards, that is really cool!  I still can't locate it in the above picture but the other shots on Flickr are excellent.


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Posted 19 March 2016 - 12:45 PM

@kittykat23uk, took a bit, almost ghostly. You certainly have the bar set high with your wish list. Looking forward to reading your report, I'm guessing the words "cold and patient" might pop up.
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Posted 19 March 2016 - 12:50 PM

Wow, KK you saw snow leopards, that is really cool!  I still can't locate it in the above picture but the other shots on Flickr are excellent.

 

yeah, shows how well camouflaged she (or he) is! the guides are just amazing how they spot the grey ghost in the endless landscape of rock and snow..


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Posted 19 March 2016 - 12:58 PM

@kittykat23uk

 

 

Now I totally see it!! I must have needed the caffeine to kick in as I hadn't had my first cup of morning coffee when I first looked.  This is a great idea for a thread I hope that others add similar pictures with hard to spot animals as it is a fun game.  Where was the picture taken (and will there be a trip report forthcoming)?


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Posted 19 March 2016 - 01:15 PM

Indeed a great topic :) Leading to a great trip report I hope... So dig through your archives everyone and see what animals you have hidden.


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Posted 19 March 2016 - 01:45 PM

Taken in Hemis National Park in Ladakh India. Yes you can expect a trip report at some point.
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Posted 19 March 2016 - 02:01 PM

Thanks...no pressure or anything!

 

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 02:03 PM

@kittykat23uk

I am delighted you got to see it (I have had a look at your Flikr pictures as well!)

I am glad your determination and patience paid off.


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 09:35 PM

Now I can finally see it! Wow. I've looked at the Flickr photos...Can't wait for the entire trip report :D







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