Monday, May 14, 2012

Bobcat

On a nature walk last Thursday,


while viewing the pale moon low in the sky, 


I noticed something moving on a saguaro...a bobcat!


The cat leaped from one cactus to another,




and then settled into the crook of a saguaro's arm.


Although curious, I didn't hang around to see what the wildcat would do next.


Have a wonderful week!

33 comments:

Darla said...

I was breathless through this photo essay...OMG...have you considered submitting these to a nature magazine? What an incredible gift this was -- thank you so much for sharing!!!!

Annie said...

omigoodness. Shades of Disney's The Living Desert. These are fabulous and ring so many childhood bells. I still have my book from the movie.

Rohrerbot said...

Wow Diane.....really really cool find! To have one on a Saguaro cactus jumping is a really unique find! In fact, I don't think I've ever seen them do that before....maybe a little jealous abut your nature walk:) Those shots are awesome...as is the moon. I LOVE bobcats. He wouldn't have eaten you....now if that were a Mountain Lion, I may have had other feelings:) Hope you had a good Monday. Really really cool post!

Betty Manousos said...

absolutely loved seeing this!
you have documented wild life so wonderfully!

gorgeous shots as usual.
thanks diane.

xx

angryparsnip said...

So Fabulous !
What wonderful photos. I have never seen a bobcat jump from cactus to cactus.
How can they do that and not get stuck with thorns.
I have a bobcat that moseys through my yard every once and awhile but I never have my camera.
How funny we both posted about saguaros today only mine has flowers and no Bobcats.

cheers, parsnip

Karen said...

Bobcat! And you didn't have to go to the ADSM to see it.

I'm quite jealous. The best I can come up with is seeing a coyote cross in front of my car late one evening here in Greensboro. Yep, they have come this far east.

Renate said...

This was absolutely devine! Thank you for sharing your gift! And thank you bob cat for your tenacious pounce and playing to the camera!

Icy BC said...

Fantastic capture, and wise decision to go away!

I am just curious if those thorns would hurt the bobcat at all..

Teresa said...

Great photos. I have never gotten up close and personal with one...don't know if I want to. I'm still learning about what to avoid out here in the desert.

They are beautiful animals!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, I'm trying to catch up after being gone for a week.

Great pictures of the bobcat... Glad though that you didn't stay around long enough to see what he would do!!!!!!! ha

Have a great week.
Hugs,
Betsy

Magpie said...

That is absolutely awesome! I would never have thought they would travel along like this. Doesn't it hurt?? What an amazing day.

betchai said...

oh, so love your pictures Dianne, it really pays to be out, look at what you have, these are priceless images.

Warren said...

excellent pictures, that must have been really great to watch!

rainfield61 said...

It is wild, but looks similar to the cats living next door.

BlueShell said...

splendid animal...gorgeous photos...
I'm stunned!

Thank you for being present in my brother’s Birthday: he was so happy so I had so many Comments.
Love xx hugs
Bshell

Pete said...

wow what a spotting. well captured

Thérèse said...

Fabulous capture! I love the look and the pinky nose in the last shot.

Gaelyn said...

WOW! Such an awesome experience and your photos are excellent. Whenever I see wildlife I get so excited my images are a blur. Seems impossible for the bobcat to jump and lay on the saguaro spines.

Lindy MacDuff said...

You really had a great experience with this one! I just can't imagine those thorns not hurting, yet the bobcat doesn't seem bothered at all.
Magnificent!

clairz said...

Gorgeous set of photos. I would have been too excited to focus!

Carole DeAngeli said...

What an amazing sighting and experience! Thanks for the wonderful photo documentation.

Salitype said...

wow ! am surprised he didn't look like he was getting hurt by the thorns !

aligaga

Amin said...

Hello! Beautiful photos!

Barb said...

The right place at the right time! What fabulous shots!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Fantastic, Diane! I also was reminded of a Disney's The Living Desert... funny how things stick in your mind all these years later! I just can't figure out why a Bobcat would want to climb a saguaro in the first place!?

Rohrerbot said...

I'm still in love with these pics. I showed them to my class today and the kids were amazed. They had no idea that bobcats can jump up on Saguaros. Amazing captures that still lingered until the day after:)

Julie said...

Hi Diane! This little kitty looks so cute!!! :)

Beautiful photos!!!

Thanks for much for your kind comments on my blog!

xoxo- Julie

Janie said...

What a great experience, seeing this bobcat. Amazing that he would sit in a cactus. Thanks for sharing these impressive captures.

Jen said...

Diane my husband wants to go on a walk with you! ;-)
Fantastic capture of this beauty!

ZielonaMila said...

Fantastic photographs, beautiful nature. I am greeting

JDS said...

How awesome that is. I have only seen one bobcat in the wild, but it was way too brief of a sighting because he darted quickly into the dense Florida brush and then was gone. It's nice that the openness of the desert allows such a better view than those of us in the "green country" usually get.

ΕΥΡΥΤΑΝΑΣ ΙΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ said...

Συγχαρητήρια για τις ανεπανάληπτες εικόνες.

Chomp said...

Sin duda que tu semana fue maravillosa,...que hermosas fotografías.