PHOTO OF THE WEEK: WILDCAT!

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July 29, 2011 (Anza Borrego) -- Daren Sefcik captured this rare image of a bobcat peering out of a rocky cave at Potrero Canyon in Anza-Borrego, a remote location accessible only by foot or by horse. 

 

 

"I went out hiking the canyon to try and reach the base of Stephenson Peak," Sefcik said. "About a mile from the base on the mountain, I stopped to eat some lunch and I noticed a black silhouette of what looked like a Batman head in some rocks. With a 300mm zoom on my lens I was able to see a bobcat."

 

He added, "It took about 30 pictures of tweaking the exposure settings to get one good shot. The combination of him being in a complete dark shadow and the extreme bright sunlight overhead made it tricky to get right. I am just glad he stayed still watching me the whole time."

 

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