November 10, 2022: American photographer Kitia Pawlowski photographed a snow leopard in the Khumbu Range, the world’s highest peak in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal is now trending on social media.
Ms. Pawlowski shared stunning images of the snow leopard in the shadows of Mout Everest and Mount Pumori.
By sharing these images she wrote
I backpacked 103 miles on foot to photograph one of the world’s most elusive animals—the snow leopard. Here are a few of my favorite shots.
On a bitterly cold morning, I followed the icy rim of a gaping chasm, scoping out the Khumbu Valley with my Nikkor 500mm f/4 lens. At 18,000 feet (5486 meters) the weather was unpredictable. Within minutes one was alternatively freezing or roasting in the sunshine. This altitude is the limit of where snow leopards roam; however, to get the best view of the valley, I had to climb. Squinting through my camera’s telephoto lens, I noticed something in the shadow of Mount Pumori. At first, I thought it was a rock, but it was exactly what I was looking for.
Some Nepalese Photographers also photographed a snow leopard in the Khumbu Range
Recently the number of Snow leopards has increased in Everest Region.