20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bobcat at Palo Corona

I often go to Palo Corona Regional Park to hike. As I was taking photos of a bobcat in the distance, I didn't realize this one was coming up behind me. It was my first encounter with a wild bobcat and was thrilled to be so close - but remembered to keep a respectful distance.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: None, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
Copyright: © Christina Kliewer