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On my last trip to Yosemite I saw an extremely rare wildcat hunting in the daylight. It was very intent on stalking prey, and was somewhat comfortable seeing humans (it's Yosemite Valley after all), so I was able to stalk it through the bush for a bit without coming off as a threat. Tragically, I only had a 100mm lens as my longest focal length. But through very patient stalking over the course of a half hour, I was able to get close for this shot as the cat was spotting a ground squirrel. This is a crop from the original, but I was very close. A beautiful creature.

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