Lucy's Himalayan cousins

by Helen Hooker November. 25, 2011 4036 views

I decided to make the most of my day off today with a trip to Marwell Zoo [marwell.org.uk] to see the Snow Leopard cubs who were born there this summer. When I first arrived they were nowhere to be seen but by the time I returned this afternoon two of the cubs were up and about and very happy to pose for my camera. They seemed very intrigued by all their visitors and proved to be particularly good at looking straight into my lens with complete concentration. I wonder what Lucy would make of her Himalayan cousins? They??re certainly a good deal bigger than her and, even at only six months old, these youngsters have paws about six time the size of Lucy??s!

One cub was sitting high up on a rock watching the world go by.

Dad was taking it easy round the back of the enclosure.

Cub no.2, looking rather pensive.

Look at the size of those paws!

Time for an afternoon nap.

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Anna 5 years, 5 months ago

Wonderful portraits :)

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
David Swatton 5 years, 5 months ago

Beautiful images. Can't say that I like zoos but I know these days some of them do valuable preservation/conservation work. These are delightful shots and such brilliant results for such a high ISO... I remember a time when these would have been a grainy mess.

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Glo 5 years, 5 months ago

excellent captures! my favorite kind of subject to photograph :-)

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 5 years, 5 months ago

Dad his look is amazing and so is nr 4's
Beautiful animals!!

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jon Laysell 5 years, 5 months ago

Oh wow - love that head-on look.

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Lukesmom 5 years, 5 months ago

Beautiful shots! I love the cubs!

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Ann Garratty 5 years, 5 months ago

Incredible animals, those paws are rather huge, just imagine the size of the claws they are hiding!

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Hanna Westesson 5 years, 5 months ago

Perfect portrait set of beautiful animals!

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Tom 5 years, 5 months ago

Wow beautiful captures well done

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 5 years, 5 months ago

really wonderful series, fantastic shots !Very lovely they look in your capture.:)

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Josy 5 years, 5 months ago

An impressive and magnificent series. I like the glance of the leopard of 4.Bravo Helen for this pics

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Felecia 5 years, 5 months ago

Magnificent Helen. Such beautiful creatures! Wonderfully captured.

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Sara G 5 years, 5 months ago

Fantastic shots of these beauties..love #2..so beautiful.

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 5 years, 5 months ago

beautiful animal! 4 in my favs!

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Andrea 5 years, 5 months ago

beautiful!!! :)

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Yves Monast 5 years, 5 months ago

awesome cat well done...

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 5 years, 5 months ago

fantastic "big" cat

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Marsha 5 years, 5 months ago

Oh my goodness, they are just gorgeous! Love the expression you caught in #2! I think it's a good thing for Lucy to stay home when you go visit them!!

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Mark 5 years, 5 months ago

What wonderfully cuddly creatures.

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 5 years, 5 months ago

Wow
Really beautiful and lovely animal
Great angles, colours, textures of the furs
Nice expression on the faces
Congrats

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
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