Saturday, 24 July 2010

Small cats photo shoot.

These are just a small selection of the photos that I took at a Small Cats photography workshop that I attended on the 21st July. The workshop was held at The Cat Survival Trust, a voluntary and charitable organization devoted to the conservation and preservation of wild cats.
The workshop was taken by John from Photographers on Safari.
The whole day was an experience I will never forget, it was so well organised and informative with great opportunities to get some really up close and memorable photos. The whole day was topped off with a surprise appearance of a Snow Leopard cub, she was just 7 weeks old and was one of a litter of three cubs born at the Cat Survival Trusts twelve acre site in Hertfordshire.
To be up close and be able to carefully stroke such an amazing creature is a once in a lifetime moment.
For most my photographs I used my Canon 400D and a 70mm to 300mm Canon lens. The shots of the Snow Leopard cub were taken using a Canon 100mm Macro lens.
For the last four photographs I used my point and shoot camera, a Panasonic Lumix TZ10 on the Macro Zoom setting!

This Snow Leopard cub will eventully get this big!
Oblivious to the all the wasps around this Snow Leopard enjoyed a mid afternoon snack.



This shot was a lot nearer to the Leopard than I thought!
Certainly made me jump back a few feet!
I hope you have enjoyed looking at just a few photos from my day.


  1. Mmmmmm as I expected - another bunch of rubbish photos!


    These are fab!!!! Looks like you had a great time, even if you did almost get eaten by a leopard.

  2. Wow! These are brilliant. You certainly had a great time!

  3. Superb photos worthy of a publication on wild cats

  4. Fabulous photos Shirley, you certainly had a great time!!

  5. Fabulous photos, but you had gorgeous models! Love the baby snow leopard!

  6. These photos are superb, what a once in a lifetime opportunity and a fab present for you and Colin!

  7. OMG these are amazing Shirley!!!! You definately must get someof these enlarged and framed for the house - that first leopard one is beautiful , the full on shot of his face :)

  8. Oh my gosh they are superb!!!!

  9. Beautiful photos Shirley - looks like an awesome place to go, and you've done the cats justice with some fabulous shots!