Jeff Wendorff's photography portfolio of Cougars from the family Felidae.

The Cougar (Puma concolor), also known as the Mountain Lion, Puma, panther, Painter, Mountain Cat, or Catamount, is a large cat of the family Felidae native to the Americas. Its range, from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America, is the greatest of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere. An adaptable, generalist species, the Cougar is found in most American habitat types. It is the second heaviest cat in the Western Hemisphere, after the jaguar. Secretive and largely solitary by nature, the cougar is properly considered both nocturnal and crepuscular, although sightings during daylight hours do occur.The Cougar is more closely related to smaller felines, including the domestic cat (Subfamily Felinae), than to any subspecies of lion (Subfamily Pantherinae).

The Cougar is one of the many species that we photograph on my wildlife photography workshops. You can learn more about my workshops online at www.wildlifeworkshops.com.
Leaping Cougar - Black & WhiteCougar climbing a tree in winter.Cougar peering around a fir tree in winter.Cougar in a tree.Cougar in the deep snow.Near Miss - Cougar After PreyCougar walking down a snowy cliff.Cougar running in deep snow.A cougar leaps trough a snow drift.Evening glow in the red rocks - Mt. LionMt. Lion resting on a rocky outcropMt. Lion leaps across the red rocksMt. Lion prowling the red rocksA Mt. Lion leaping across the canyonMt. Lion  atop the red rocks of UtahA Mt. Lion's shadow on the red rocks of UtahMt. Lion  on a regal perch in the red rocksMt. Lion posing on the red cliffsCougar, Puma concolorCougar, Puma concolor