18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Snow Leopard with Yak

This snow leopard killed a young yak outside a village in Ladakh, India. It suffered an eye injury in the process. Snow leopard predation on livestock and subsequent retribution killings of the cats are one of the main threats to this magnificent cat.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Ulley, India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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