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    In the high altitudes of the mighty Himalayas, there lies the Hemis High Altitude National Park, where every meal counts. Same was the story with this Mountain Weasel who had made a meal out of this rodent. Getting this photo was quite a challenge as I followed the weasel for a while, predicted its path ahead and ran 100m ahead of it with the heavy gear in extreme weather and waited for it to appear. The tiredness, sweat, breathlessness and effort was totally worth it!!
    Composition 18
    Lighting 12
    Creativity 11
    Story 14

    Great moment! Weasels are tough to find and very reclusive, to find one with a fresh meal is rare, great shot!

    Keith Ladzinski
    National Geographic Photographer
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Nov 21, 2015
    Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2016
    Focal Length: 600 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/1600 sec
    Aperture: f/4
    ISO: 3200
    Copyright: © angad achappa
    Categories: Animals, Nature
    Assignments: Your Outdoor Adventure , Voices of the Parks, Parks & Wildlife, When Death Comes
    Contests: 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year, 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year