Bobcat near Portal, AZ

Photos taken at a spring in Silver Creek, east side of the Chiricahua Mountains.
April 22, 2006

I was hiding at a spring in the desert waiting for birds. Suddenly some chipmunks nearby started giving alarm calls. I wondered why, then this bobcat walked into the open and started drinking. At the sound of the camera shutter it looked at me for bit then went back to drinking. After a minute or so, it sauntered off into the desert.

With a 500 mm lens at about 20 ft, it was too close for a full shot.