Pallas' Cat

Small ghost of the mountain

Text by G. Shaheed Photographs by Shefiq Basheer Ahammed

 

A Pallas’s cat in the Hustai National Park in Mongolia looking as if it is wearing a coat of snow. Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
The Pallas’s cat was once hunted for its fur but is legally protected since hunting was banned in December 1988. Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
The most fascinating feature about the cat is its ability to survive in some of the remotest places on the earth. Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
A sable. Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
A Mongolian reindeer. Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
Przewalski’s horse, named after the Russian geographer Nikolay Przewalski. Mongolia is arguably the only spot in the world where there are still wild horses Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
The Bactrian, or double-humped, camel. Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
Mangolian gazelle. Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
A Mangolian yurt. Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
The photographer Shefiq Basheer Ahammed.
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