The Pallas's cat, also called manul, is a small wild cat with a broad but fragmented distribution in the grasslands and montane steppes of Central Asia. It is negatively affected by habitat degradation. This particular cat was guarding its meal on a extremely cold and windy day. I didn't recognize it for the first instance as only 2 eyes can be seen shining through the snow. Then finally when I got to know what it is I spent some time photographing it and waiting to see its next move when I realized it was actually guarding its meal.