Rare and Magestic Mongolian Snow Leopards in Stunning Photos

Caught on Film

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The more hands-off camera trapping approach works, too: Says Panthera, "Images collected by high-tech digital camera-traps placed along mountain passes are used to identify individual snow leopards from their unique spot patterns and estimate the number of snow leopards remaining in the wild."

Camera traps from other organizations have also been used to capture brand new images of clouded leopards, spotted leopards, Javan rhinos, rare otters, and tiger cubs.

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