BearHead Photography Tiger and Bobcat Pictures
BearHead Photography has many images to showcase his expansive portfolio on animals, and here are his pictures of wild cats.
Tigers are an impressive and intimidating cat. This tiger wasn't overly happy that we had found her. After a few minutes she got up and left, but she let us know who was queen of the jungle as she was leaving. Edition of 40.
Hunting for ducks is not east for a bobcat. Trying to get out far enough into the river to jump for a duck can be a difficult task, since they don't like to swim. After deciding not to jump for a duck, the bobcat jumped between logs to avoid getting wet and swimming in the cold water. Edition of 40.
Finding the elusive bobcat is a hard task. After putting in days and days, I finally caught a break. I found this cat along a river as it was hunting for ducks. With a heavy snow falling and it walking a little ridge, it was a perfect winter setting. Edition of 40.
Finding tigers in the wild is not an easy task. They mostly stalk their prey, but will sit and wait for hours in the middle of the day for something to walk by. When they are in the tiger grass they disappear completely, and only once they come out do you realize why they cannot be seen in the grass. Edition of 40.
It took me three years of searching to find a bobcat and get decent photos. This wasn't my first day with a bobcat, but just watching it sit in the perfect light as it sat and listened for voles made all that searching worth it. There aren't many moments like this that let you relax and take in the moment as it is happening in nature. Edition of 40.
Bobcats like to be the animal that uses stealth and the object of surprise to catch their prey. While this cat was moving in the open along the river bank, it was caught off guard when an elk came running down to the creek in its direction. Edition of 40.
A Killer Look
Tigers in India are treated differently than large animals here in the states. This is a well known tiger because of the wrong reasons. This tiger has actually killed 3 people who wandered into the park at night illegally. This large dominant male tiger is still free today roaming in his natural territory. Edition of 40.
Finding a bobcat is never an easy task. They are very sly creatures, and their best hunting trait is being stealthy. This stealth is why it is so difficult to find them. As this bobcat was crossing down trees, a noise caught its attention and it looked into the trees. It was amazing to me how well it blended in to his surroundings, and would have been so hard to see if I hadn't already known where it was. Edition of 40.
The stripes on a tiger are designed that way for a reason. When they are taken out of the jungles, people can't understand why they have such a pattern on their fur. When they are seen in the wild, though, it is quickly obvious why a tigers stripes are the way they are. Edition of 40.
For as large as tigers are, they can quickly blend in to the jungle and disappear. We were looking for a different tiger, when all of a sudden this male appeared on the rocks above us. Seeing him stand so confidently above us was a little intimidating. Edition of 40.
Watching a bobcat move through the sage brush in the evening was difficult. They have such great camouflage, and move with a purpose. I could only pick the cat up every now and then when the last light hit it in just the perfect spot. Edition of 40.
It's a good thing I watched this bobcat go to this spot, because otherwise I would have never found it. It's camouflage was perfect, and it blended in so well with the tree limbs. The bobcat sat and waited on the edge of the river a very long time, waiting on a duck to swim by for it to pounce on. Edition of 40.
Bobcats in a forest are incredibly difficult to find. Even when you know one is there, they can still disappear so quickly. After spotting ducks on the river, the bobcat began to move quietly and sneak up on the unsuspecting ducks. Edition of 40.
It is not that common to be close to a tiger. They don't like the vehicles and like to stay in the jungle and stalk their prey. This tiger was on a mission, though, and when it approached us it was incredible to see his face close up and staring at us. Edition of 40.
A snow storm does not keep a bobcat from going on the hunt. The snow actually helps the cat blend in a little better with the surroundings. To an unknowing animal, this look would blend in great with the background until it it attacked. Edition of 40.
Tigers have good vision and much better depth perception than us. As soon as a tiger spots a potential prey, they go into stalk mode instantly. Tigers have to eat a lot be able to sustain their large bodies. Hiding in this taller grass gave this tiger a better chance of getting close to its prey. Edition of 40.
During the dry season it can be extremely hot in India. During week stretches it can be 115 fahrenheit, or more, on a daily basis. The few watering holes that remain become a favorite hangout for the tigers to cool down, and to look for food. Edition of 40.
Tigers are known as large cats with an ability to hide and stalk their prey. This male tiger was tired after recently making a kill and eating. Here he was yawning and showing us just how powerful his teeth can be. Edition of 40.
The way bobcats move and hunt is impressive to watch, if you can find them. They are very stealthy animals and walk so gently that they are impossible to find by sound. This bobcat was secretly moving through the woods, and I was fortunate enough to have already spotted it. Edition of 40.
Bobcats are a very elusive and quiet cat. They don't like to be seen and are difficult to track once they have been seen. This bobcat was quietly moving though the forest and hunting the entire time. Edition of 40.
Tigers live in the wildest places across India. They like the thick jungles because it makes it easier for them to hide and stalk their prey without being seen. Spotting this tiger in the thick brush was not easy, and it was surprised when it noticed we had found it. Edition of 40.
Ducks swimming by on the river often had no idea this bobcat was on these dead logs. They were just lucky that they were far enough from the logs that the bobcat couldn't jump to them and try to catch them. Edition of 40.