Tips for Photographing Zoo Animals
Snow Leopard: (Panthera uncia)
© Gary D.Tonhouse 1997 -
The Eye of the Cat
Scientific Name: Uncia uncia
The snow leopard has a thick, beautiful gray to yellowish-gray coated with large black rosettes.
Hunting for its beautiful coat is just one of the reasons this cat has become an endangered species.
Habitat: Mountainous regions, between 6,000 and 20,000 feet in altitude
Zoo Photography Etiquette:
(They have heard them all and will just ignore you anyway).
Please don't feed the animals, they are on strict diets to maintain their health.
(Your fingers and germs are not on their dietary list).
Please don't climb over fences or barriers for closer shots.
(The animals are always looking for new things to play with, your camera should amuse them for hours)!
Zoos offers a variety of opportunities for the photographer to take great photos.
All animals are on exhibit but most of the time, they have the option to utilize den areas or rest or sleep out of sight.
Be patient if you don't see an animal immediately, most often, they may be right in front of you, so keep looking!
PATIENCE ... PATIENCE ... PATIENCE ... PATIENCE
Follow all rules that the Zoo has set forth.
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