Mountain Lion at First Light

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Mountain Lion at First Light, Yellowstone National Park


Mark Miller


Mountain Lions are seldom seen, secretive animals.  To sight one in it's natural habitat is truly a rare event.

This remarkable shot captures such an event.  It was taken by Gardiner, Montana photographer Mark Miller in the early morning light as the lion descends a hillside in an area between Gardiner, Montana and Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park known locally as the "Chinese Gardens."  The lion had just killed a bighorn sheep just across from the Gardiner River hot springs called the "Boiling River."  

The sharp focus, soft backlighting, and the lion's foggy breath make this a truly special composition.

Photos are available double-matted in a mylar sleeve, ready-to-frame

In two sizes:  8x10 image matted to 11x14 or 11x14 image matted to 16x20






- 8 x 10 - matted
- 11 x 14 - matted
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