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I often share that the southern Arizona high desert is paradise. I believe that. But, that does not mean it is without its perils and dangers. Every ecosystem needs its checks and balances. And that means predators.

Outside of us humans, who are the ultimate predator, the ruler of the sky island predatory food chain is the Mountain Lion. Like its namesake in Africa, this feline is the king of the American forest. It is also one of the most beautiful animals in the woods, unless of course if it is chasing you.

This photo was taken with an 800mm lens at a very safe distance and a wall between us.

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Shoot date: June 22, 2019
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
¹⁄₁₀₀₀ sec at f/8.0 Bias:0 EV
Lens: EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM
ISO: 3200



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Like so much of the Southern Arizona High Desert, it is unexpected in the most incredible way. On this night, like a magnet is drawn to its pole, the Milky Way found an earthbound brother, pointing any who would wander its path to this magical place.

The vision of His magnificent creation unfolds for me daily. Be it created through His children or His hand; it is all grand and awe-inspiring. I am blessed to share its witness. I humbly remain His scribe.
Shoot Date: March 6, 2019
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Manual 8.0 sec at f/5.6 0 EV
Lens: 15mm @ 15 mm
ISO: 100
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
10.0 sec at f/16 Bias:0 EV
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
ISO: ISO 200