Puma in the Snow

Posted by bobmcrae on Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:33 pm

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Late in the afternoon on our first day, and only day of snow, a photographer sent word that he had found a female Puma with a ten month old cub on a kill a short climb off the road.  We were really thankful that we had received word of this as other groups had been there for a week or two and left this day and had never gotten snow.  This is my first view of the female.  Canon EOS 5D IV, Sigma 150-600/5-6.3 @ 388, f/6.3, 1/800, ISO 3200.  Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.

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by Ron Day on Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:54 pm
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I love the intense stare of the puma, Bob. The snow enhances the habitat, and the detail is revealed well when viewed large. Very nice.

by david fletcher on Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:48 pm
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Super shot Bob. love the inclusion of the habitat too.
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by Carol Clarke on Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:25 pm
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Another beautifully proportioned composition, Bob. You have a great eye for including the right amount of habitat without coming in too close which shows your subject and its environment so well. A fine image of this impressive female, with the fresh snow a real bonus. The uncompressed view is excellent!

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by Mako_Elite on Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:06 pm
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What a treat to see them in the wild and especially in the snow. Ver nice shot with habitat.


by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:05 am
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Stunning shot- the snow sets her off so beautifully, and her expression is so intense-rather mesmerizing..
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by TerryWSmith on Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:05 pm
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Just love it .

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by WJaekel on Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:20 pm
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Hi Bob,

nice shot and composition ! As a fellow traveller of that trip, the photograph looks very familiar too me :-)


by owlseye on Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:05 pm
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I love this photo... The snow adds an element that serves as a wonderful contrast to the puma.
Nice work here!


by Arindam Bhattacharya on Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:35 am
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the environment speaks a lot along with the subject. Fantastic capture.

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