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Head of the Family

Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 9 December 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Mama Snow Leopard. I like how she blends so well with her surroundings. Taken at the Bronx Zoo during a Photo Workshop.
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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I salute. Royal sight.

9 Dec 2013 5:50am

Diana from San Francisco, United States

Very interesting color.

9 Dec 2013 6:17am

Luc from Soignies, Belgium

Magnifique portrait qui met en évidence la majesté du sujet.... Bravo et bonne journée

9 Dec 2013 6:31am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

A good example of camouflage.

9 Dec 2013 6:42am

claudie from le havre, France

Belle pose et jolies couleurs !!!

9 Dec 2013 6:57am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Yes, wonderful textures of both background and snow leopard. I like the facial expression as well.

9 Dec 2013 7:15am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Wonderful shot!

9 Dec 2013 7:24am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Do you think she knows how beautiful she is

9 Dec 2013 7:53am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

It's a super shot indeed, but just looking at the exif and the high iso speed I'm just wondering if these animals were behind glass?

9 Dec 2013 8:05am

@Curly: Yes, behind glass

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

great shot

9 Dec 2013 8:36am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran



9 Dec 2013 8:36am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Very beautiful expression. Well captured.

9 Dec 2013 8:45am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

gorgeous shot

9 Dec 2013 10:51am (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

It's a great shot . And she is a fine specimen.

9 Dec 2013 11:25am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a lovely frightening ball of fluff :)

9 Dec 2013 11:31am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice composition !

9 Dec 2013 11:36am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful capture of mamma snow leopard and she is almost camouflaged in her surroundings ! Indeed a very beautiful animal !
Wishing you a happy day my dear friend.

9 Dec 2013 11:40am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

She is a beauty!

9 Dec 2013 11:43am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent capture. Beautiful colors and fine POV. Have a great week. :)

9 Dec 2013 12:08pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

superbe fourrure !!!

9 Dec 2013 12:29pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Well isn't he just a little charmer, you can see he's the boss.

9 Dec 2013 12:30pm

Frances from Massachusetts, United States

A superb shot of this beautiful creature. You would not know this was taken in a zoo. Great capture Ruthie. 5*

9 Dec 2013 12:45pm

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Très beau portrait!!!!

9 Dec 2013 12:48pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

It looks like Ms Snow Leopard has you in her sights Ruthie! Nicely captured! ;-)

9 Dec 2013 1:05pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture of the beautiful leopard. I like that she is sitting in the center.

9 Dec 2013 1:21pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

I thought they were behind glass, beautiful capture

9 Dec 2013 1:26pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

unbelievable shot

9 Dec 2013 1:50pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan


9 Dec 2013 2:13pm

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

Blending in beautifully and yet outstanding )

9 Dec 2013 2:14pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful image !!

9 Dec 2013 2:16pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Gorgeous portrait, wonderful image.

9 Dec 2013 3:57pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this leopard who blends in so well with his background. Nice shot.

9 Dec 2013 4:05pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Thank you for this one, I love cats, all shapes and sizes, and this Lady is just stunning . ;>)

9 Dec 2013 4:55pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

The color work here is as captivating as that Leopard, beautiful !~

9 Dec 2013 5:10pm

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique léopard!!! amitiés

9 Dec 2013 5:12pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wonderful shot Ruthie.

9 Dec 2013 5:32pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Beautiful shot with that leopard in a nice pose for you!

9 Dec 2013 5:39pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

She is so Regal and elegant .. a beauty.

9 Dec 2013 5:56pm

Mahnoor Saghir from Alexandria, United States

Awwn this is so cute and adorable and of course elegant !!!!!!
i LOVE this photo 5*****
the color work, the angle, focus on the tiger very magnificent !!

9 Dec 2013 8:06pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

She is gorgeous, I've never seen one in real life, they really are magnificent.

9 Dec 2013 8:26pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

She looks very regal. Definitely the head of the family! A beautiful image! Lovely color and wonderful POV!

9 Dec 2013 8:44pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Looks like you captured someone's attention beautifully as she peers right through your lens!!

9 Dec 2013 9:00pm

Coul&Tradi from France

Proud and imposing, it dominates the situation

9 Dec 2013 9:09pm

سيد حسن كاوشي from اروميه, Iran

عالی عالی *****5

9 Dec 2013 9:31pm

helys from Paris, France

So majestic!

9 Dec 2013 9:35pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

beautiful shot!

9 Dec 2013 9:52pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic portrait, beautiful leopard!

9 Dec 2013 10:10pm

Ferret from Central Florida, United States

"Well I'm just people watching ... The other people watching me ... And we're all people watching"

9 Dec 2013 10:13pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

I'm speachless ..

9 Dec 2013 10:22pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful capture. fine processing

9 Dec 2013 11:39pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

You caught her in a regal pose. She is so sharp and foremost in the shot. Well done!

9 Dec 2013 11:44pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

They look so proud and elegant. What a beauty.

10 Dec 2013 2:47am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is another gorgeous shot of a beautiful beast.

10 Dec 2013 3:07am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Il se fond avec la roche quelle fière-té sueprbe portrait.

10 Dec 2013 5:26am

Sam from Chennai, India

A great shot. She looks so elegant. Lovely. :)

10 Dec 2013 7:07am

L'angevine from Angers, France

d'intéressantes couleurs sur les roches

10 Dec 2013 7:30am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful focus, colors, lights & texture!

10 Dec 2013 12:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes, she's definitely in charge. A lovely portrait.

11 Dec 2013 7:32pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Woooow !! Gorgeous image !! Such an awesome creature... So cute, so beautiful... Very well seen in that environment.

11 Dec 2013 11:33pm

Jeremy from Ridgedale, United States

Yes, she seems well-placed in the rock and very regal.

13 Dec 2013 4:19pm

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Excelente captura del hermoso leopardo.
Genial iluminación, textura y color. *****
Que lo pases bien.

27 Dec 2013 3:21am