COUGAR PICTURES ANIMALS
Chile. Early morning.
We had walked for hours. The male mountain lion allowed us to get close and also photograph him. But that didn’t last long. Once he left, we started to look for footprints of the mother and the cub.
The shrubs and the dried grass are no more than three feet tall; tracking the mother and the Cubs footprints lead us to a cluster of dried grass. All of a sudden I felt something staring right at me; my tracker pulled me by my hood and pointed out the mountain lion that was staring right at us through the dried grass; it was only five feet away.
It was a bizarre feeling: it was calming but at the same time very concerning. I stepped backward extremely slowly, then dropped down so that I was level with the mountain lion and started to take pictures.
At first, due to the anxiousness, I could not focus through the dried grass onto her face. Then I reminded myself I had a huge camera between her and I and that nothing would go wrong. After my nerves settled so did the image.
How climate change affects mountain lions
Mountain lions are also an endangered species. Humans have hunted them for their furs, and also very often they compete with humans for the food. As I took these cougar pictures, I discovered so much. Farmers and livestock ranchers often kill mountain lions, because they threaten the farmer’s animals. In addition to all this, CLIMATE CHANGE is also becoming a big danger to these big cats. Because of the hot summer, their primary prey – deer – is affected with less water and illness. Mountain lions that ingest these deer develop further health issues.
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This was the first day in Chile. We spotted three mountain lions.
WINDOW TO OUR SOUL
Looking into one’s eyes lets, you read their soul, animal or human.
HIDE & SEEK
I was in the truck when we first spotted this mountain lion.
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