20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A bobcat on night watch in Joshua Tree National Park

After wrapping up a night of rock climbing in Joshua Tree National park we noticed a mysterious figure watching over the desert floor. Its eyes reflected back our headlamps, still in the night. With a photo we were able to verify it was indeed a bobcat quietly watching over our every move.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Joshua Tree, California, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7SM2
Copyright: © Chris Olivas