21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Snow Cat

A male bobcat descends a steep snow slope to reclaim a deer carcass he had partially buried the evening before. The deer had presumably fallen from a canyon wall to its death. The bobcat, which may or may not have chased it off the edge, had been feeding on the carcass for a couple of days.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Wyoming, United States of America
Copyright: © Steve Santel