The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a North American mammal of the cat family Felidae, appearing during the Irvingtonian stage of around 1.8 million years ago (AEO). With 12 recognized subspecies, it ranges from southern Canada to northern Mexico, including most of the continental United States. The bobcat is an adaptable predator that inhabits wooded areas, as well as semidesert, urban edge, forest edges, and swampland environments. (From Wikipedia)
Taken at the Bearizona, a drive through zoo.
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photoray (9883) 2014-04-29 7:46
Fine up close candid of the Bobcat for the attentive eyes and fur patterns.
I hope to visit the Bearizona zoo someday.
Thanks for sharing,
jacquest (18097) 2014-04-29 8:33
This is an excellent shot of this beautiful animal with sharp details of his fur and natural colors.
Silvio1953 (115175) 2014-04-29 8:49
Ciao Eleu, great capture of superb creature, beautiful ambientation, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
cornejo (27481) 2014-04-29 9:40
Hello Eleu very good photograph of this beautiful Lynx, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
saxo042 (36722) 2014-04-29 13:28
A very fine animal and a very good capture. It does not really matter that this is in a zoo, it is still a good picture and all details are exposed well. Pleasant colours!
imageme (1500) 2014-04-30 18:07
Hi Eleu, What a capture....wild cat is dangerous. They jump fast and run fast. Lovely composition with natural colours. Perfect focus with great details. Thank for sharing
rychem (18899) 2014-04-30 21:42
As far as I know it is a rare and skittish animal, very nice photo with excellent details
rigoletto (34109) 2014-05-02 10:42
good grab on a beautiful wild cat. i like the sharpness and the natural colors.
serp2000 (37511) 2014-05-03 4:32
Good morning, Eleu,
There is a lot of bobcats in the Russian forests too. Superb capture, very nice and elegant cat. The tufts is a distinguishing feature of this animal.
abmdsudi (38878) 2014-05-03 9:04
Wow, he's certainly giving you the eyes and lucky you to have captured this in the wild, probably native to North America only and bigger than the normal domesticated cats. He's got a kind of "come closer if you dare" expression! and almost camouflaged there! Such is a Wilde Nature, great captured, Congrats
Periko (2231) 2014-05-13 20:51
Interesting portrait of this bobcat, which seems a large domestic cat. Good capture.