Vincent Munier is a Nikon ambassador, but more importantly, he’s probably one of the best animal and wildlife photographers. He’s photographed quite a few subjects in his career, but shooting the snow leopard in its environment was an exceptional project. It's one that Nikon supported and we now can enjoy through this beautiful video.
The French photographer was very excited by this challenge; being in a remote place, with no one around, looking for an animal that can hide better than any other. The snow leopard is such a master of camouflage that, according to Munier, one could be a couple of feet away from you and you wouldn’t even notice it.
Luckily enough, he found a female that he could photograph in different angles as she was circling around him, moving very much like a cat would. Capturing such pictures requires some heavy gear, but like Munier mentions, it’s easier when standing in one place for two to three days. Then working with 800mm isn’t as much of a big deal as when long walks are required. In such case, he reckons a 300mm would be much better suited.
Wildlife and animal photography is such a unique genre, one that makes many dream and others wonder what’s so special about it. What do you think? Do you enjoy watching such videos or do you prefer more trendy behind the scenes with portrait, beauty, or fashion content? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.