Mountain Lion
Puma concolor
The Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) is also known as Puma or Cougar. This cat is widespread but scarce in western North America and it ranges southward into South America. The animal shown here was a captive at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona. The shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens in April, 2003.
The next 3 images of a Mountain Lion were taken at the same location as the shots above. This is a captive animal and the images were taken in March, 2009, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS lens and 2X extender.