Glaser places his haunting image over a quote celebrating the snow leopard's magnificent nature. Barely tamed by the art of the portrait, the vibrant colors evoke the cat's glowing eyes and fiery freedom.
Unlike most of Buffalo Bill's Wild West shows and the posters made for them, this scene, depicted for Barnsdale's film screening, is much more graphically dramatic and violent. Most of the posters Buffalo Bill commissioned for his shows employed a further vantage point and less attackers filling the scene—and certainly, less gore! Regardless, it provides an interesting perspective on how advertising imagery had shifted toward the end of Buffalo Bill's life. This version includes a Barnsdale tip-on.