Nine Lives Up

Discussion in 'The Bob Marshall Wilderness' started by Georg Schoenerer, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Georg Schoenerer Der Judenkenner

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    Cougars Final Resting Place

    Statement by the photographer: Early April in the Rocky Mountains, the majestic peaks are still snow-covered while the lower elevations, including the lakes and rivers have melted out. I was walking along the riverbank when I saw a dark form lying on the bottom of the river. My first thought was a deer had fallen through the ice so I wandered over to investigate…and that’s when I saw the long tail. It took me a few moments to comprehend what I was looking at…a full grown cougar lying peacefully on the riverbed, the victim of thin ice. I tried to capture the eerie feeling I felt at the time as best I could.

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    It's rare to find a dead animal in the wild before the scavengers get to it.

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