July 7, 2012
dendroica:

Professional photographer Scott T. Smith came across this young bobcat
in a willow tree in Cache Valley, Utah. It had been chased up the tree by
dogs. “It stayed in the willow tree until nightfall, and then disappeared,”
the Utah resident writes. Bobcat populations in many Eastern and
Midwestern states were severely depleted due to hunting in the early
1900s. Laws to protect them have succeeded in increasing their
populations. They are now the most abundant wild cats in the United
States, though their numbers in parts of the East and Midwest are still
recovering. Smith used a Canon EOS-1D Mark II and a 500mm lens.
(via Photo of the Week: Wary Wild Cat - National Wildlife Federation)

dendroica:

Professional photographer Scott T. Smith came across this young bobcat

in a willow tree in Cache Valley, Utah. It had been chased up the tree by

dogs. “It stayed in the willow tree until nightfall, and then disappeared,”

the Utah resident writes. Bobcat populations in many Eastern and

Midwestern states were severely depleted due to hunting in the early

1900s. Laws to protect them have succeeded in increasing their

populations. They are now the most abundant wild cats in the United

States, though their numbers in parts of the East and Midwest are still

recovering. Smith used a Canon EOS-1D Mark II and a 500mm lens.

(via Photo of the Week: Wary Wild Cat - National Wildlife Federation)

(via alice44)