I have been trying to capture a mountain lion on film. I have many on my ranch... but to get a picture? Whew... not easy. Lot of reasons...
I just don't seem them very often, for one thing. Also.. when I do I'm so awe struck I forget to take a picture.
I had a golden opportunity once. On an archery hunt I had hiked into position a couple hours before the gray of dawn, hoping for a Buck. It began to turn gray in the east... then just before the sun rose I knew no deer were near my position and decided to slowly move to another location. The second I stood up a mountain lion came out of a bush no more than 25' from me.. he, perhaps she, had been there the entire time. AND... I had a camera in hand... but the shock of seeing him bolt from almost underneath my feet rattled my brain... I didn't get the photo.
I think I may have to settle for a Bobcat photo. Although I always get mesermized by them as well. - JamesJM
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE!
Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight.
"I know I left that stand RIGHT in this area last night," he mutters under his breath, "but where is it now?"
He traipses back and forth in a zig zag pattern, getting himself overheated and sweaty, but never finding the stand he left there the previous evening – and eventually sits on a...