2009 Photo Contest, Nature, Stories, 1st prize
Photographer

Steve Winter

National Geographic

23 June, 2007

Snow leopard in the Hemis National Park, near Ladakh, in the Indian Himalayas. A snow leopard walks a high mountain trail, photographed using a remotely operated camera trap. Secretive, solitary and well-camouflaged among the snow-covered rocks of their mountainous habitats, snow leopards are among the most elusive creatures on earth.

About

Steve Winter

American photographer Steve Winter started taking photos as a child while growing up in rural Indiana. After graduating from the Academy of Art and the University of San Francisc...

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