Friday, November 18, 2011

5th Nov was a perfect day. Our guides checked the nearby valleys before breakfast, and found fresh SL pugmarks leaving the lower one (Tarboung-valley), and found it entering the upper one (Husing). The Leopard must have passed the campsite during the night). So we headed into Husing. Fresh pugmarks, scraping, fresh but frozen faeces, fresh rockspray. We followed, but after a few hundred meters we... lost the trail. The Leopard left the bottom of the valley. We had no idea in which direction. We climbed up to our usual watchpoint (where we had our first sighting on 1st from). We were very lucky to find very fresh urine right on our watchpoint. We climbed to a higher point, and started scanning from there. I think no more than after 10-15 mins, our guide Dorjey called us to the scope.... The left upper photo of this montage shows what I saw in it.....

I had no time to sketch the Leopard, only when we lost it. These are from memories, quite not the same as if working directly from what I see:


Blogger Paschalis said...

It seems to me unbelievable that no body commented the latest posts!
Fascinating experiences, encounters with such a mythical creature!
Thank you for sharing all these with us Szabi!
Look forward to see some new paintings now!


3:36 PM  
Blogger Rafael Matias said...

Fantastic artwork and observations! Fantastic!!

4:39 PM  
Blogger Rafael Matias said...

Fantastic artwork and illustrations! Fantastic!

4:40 PM  

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