photography portfolio of Cougars
from the family Felidae.
(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).
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