I can see that you've put a lot of effort into all that fur. Unfortunately, even though we can see every little detailed hair on the snow leopard, the picture itself feels pretty flat, or, I should rather say, like a relief, rather than a 3-dimensional (=realistic) scene. The main problem is the shading. When you put down a light source (let's pretend there is a big shining reflector in front of the animals, enlightening the whole scene from the watcher's point of view), try laying down the main shadows first. If the object is 3-dimensional, let's say that about half of it should stay in the dark, while the orther half should stay enlightened. On your picture, though, the light source is not set. All "shades" are very dark, and all other areas are very light. It looks as if you carved a flat surface, because the texture itself substitutes the shading. Try to make the texture in enlightened areas lighter (use lighter tones for darker areas in the whole enlightened areas), and darker in darker areas.
Actually, in a scene like this, where the sun sets behind the mountains, the only enlightened areas should be those turned away from us; Both characters should be very dark, almost like silhouettes, and the texture should have only very little contrast - from black to very dark hue. The same applies to the rocks and grass...
You are really welcome. The picture indeed looks much better now! Of course it's almost impossible to change everzthing now that the picture is done, but if you plan your scene and lighting before you start your next picture, I am sure it will look awesome, especially if you put the same effort into your amazing fur textures!
Very cute. I like the fur on both characters, especially the cougar. The way it's fluffy in some places and smooth in others is very realistic. I love the different colors in the snow leopard's fur though.