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Snow Leopard closeup

By nclark
Taken at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation in Kent on Saturday. I was about 6 inches from the cat, called Ranschan, who cam up to see what I was doing and then saw its reflection in the lens and growled.
It's not quite what I'd like as the cage is too sharp, but it was quite an experience!
The lens seemed to focus far closer than is is rated for, this was at 39mm.

Tags: Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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PeelNStick 13 4 United States
8 Jun 2009 11:21AM
This is good. This photo tells a story.

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baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2009 2:00PM
You were braver than me, those teeth were extremely close to your head! Nice set of pearlies!
maggieh 9 4 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2009 5:22PM
tooth whitener would seem to be required. Great close up
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
8 Jun 2009 5:40PM
Close call Nick ! Ron.
tony64 14 204 9 England
8 Jun 2009 8:36PM
Yes... Shame about the wire being in focus as this is a cracker! Accepting the green wire, this is still a great shot. I would have called this 'Too close for comfort', or maybe 'Back off!'
An exciting shot filled with fear!

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