Tips on photographing Zoo Animals
Gary D.Tonhouse 1997 - 2002
Equipment used to capture this image:
Camera: Nikon F4s
Lens: Nikor 500mm F4
Tripod: Gitzo 320 with Bogen Ball Head
Film: Fuji Provia 100
Aperture was set at F4 and shutter speed was around 1/8 on this slide.
Very low light this morning and many images I used fill flash on.
Phylum: Chordata, Class: Mammalia, Order:
Carnivora, Family: Felidae
The snow leopard has a thick, beautiful gray to
yellowish-gray coat marked with large black rosettes.
Hunting for its beautiful coat is just one of the
reasons this cat has become an endangered
Habitat: Mountainous regions, between 6,000 and
20,000 feet in altitude
Range: found in the mountainous regions in the
former Soviet Union, Mongolia, India, Pakistan,
Afghanistan, China, Bhutan and Nepal
Weight: 60 - 150 lbs.
Height at shoulder: 2 feet
Lifespan: 15 years in captivity
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