Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Bob cat on top of Saguaro


The images are incredible. A bobcat that has scampered to 
the top of a saguaro cactus -- and it was quite a climb!

The photos were captured in Gold Canyon , on the foot of the 
Superstition Mountains .

The bobcat was trying to get away from a mountain lion that 
was stalking it, explains the photographer Curt Fonger. He 
darted up a 40-foot saguaro, and there he stayed for the 
remainder of the day.

Curt Fonger and his wife Marta are living out their golden 
years on wilderness' edge in Gold Canyon . With over 40 
years of photography experience, Curt recently had a 
career-defining moment.

"I've never had the luxury of seeing a bobcat on top of a 
saguaro," he says. "Just a beautiful creature, he was 
displaying himself proudly, kind of looking around, probably 
trying to see if mister mountain lion was still around... it was 
almost as if he was posing!

Curt says the golden cat with amber eyes stared back at him,
perched on top of the cactus for hours. "He was pretty
relaxed, he kind of lay on top of the saguaro, shut his eyes,
almost as if he was sleeping."

The bobcat eventually came down, but Curt and Marta are 
still riding high.

"It was that Kodak moment I think every photographer lives for."

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