Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Sunday, May 9, 2010

Bobcat~Sunday stills Challenge 051010











This bobcat is one of the ones at the Living Desert Reserve in Palm Desert, CA. I have actually seen two in the wild in our local mountains. The first time was when I was driving down the mountain and I glanced out the window into a wash. Yup. There was a bobcat right there! Another time, I was up in Garner Valley visiting my cousin and as I turned the corner to go to her house, I glanced down into a little wash with a culvert (I'm always glancing down)...and yup, there was a beautiful one! I quietly stopped my car, grabbed my camera, tiptoed over to the wash, and got one photo before he quietly and quickly went through the culvert. I knew he would come out the other side, so I waited and there he was! Once he glanced up and saw me, however, he took off!!! Unfortunately, I don't remember now which folder those pics are, but these are so much closer and better! Aren't they a beautiful animal? Nice kitty, kitty! Sunday Stills Challenge for May 10, 2010.

5 comments:

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Those are great shots!
I've been lucky enough to see one in the wild- crossing the road just a mile from my cabin. They are magnificent- remind me of BIG housecats with BIG paws!!

colleen said...

They are so graceful and stunning.

photographerpainterprintmaker said...

Beautiful. But, I don't think I would want one as a pet. I think I would be walking into an empty aviary.

Amy said...

Great shots, they are beautiful creatures. How neat that you have seen them in the wild.

®osadimaggio63 said...

Questo bobcat รจ veramente meraviglioso.
Sarebbe molto bello poterlo accarezzare, ma credo che non sia possibile, vero ?
Bellissima e dolcissima foto.