Snow Leopard at High Altitude. This camera trap picture has a feeling of high altitude wild conditions. Perhaps a storm is coming up. This snow leopard is following his trail. Camera traps are placed on trails. As it was taken at night the flash has bounced off the reflective retina that is common to all cats. This adds to the mysterious feel of the photo. The snow leopard is hardly ever seen by people. It is that elusive. It takes a camera trap to see it. Read more: Facts about the snow leopard.