I was very excited to photograph a snow leopard again during my winter wildlife workshop. It had been 20 years since I took pictures of one of these stunning cats. The last time was with my medium format film camera with a top-end shutter speed of 1/400. Back then, it was impossible to capture tack sharp action shots. In addition, with manual focus, it was tough just to get a focused image. With fast moving subjects, you shoot a lot of frames and hope one or two are good. That’s why a fast frame rate is so important for wildlife and birds. My current camera, the Canon 1Dx Mark II, shoots at 14 fps. My settings for this picture were 1/1600, f/14, and the auto ISO determined -- based on the light, the shutter speed, and the aperture -- the ISO was 1250.