I couldn’t believe that this magnificent animal stared at me long enough to take his picture. After the shot, he turned his head and closed his eyes, never to look my way again.

Taken with a Nikon D90 and Nikkor 55-200mm lens.

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  • johno4280
    johno4280over 3 years ago

    Awesome :)

  • Thank you so much!

    – Eddie Yerkish

  • tcat757
    tcat757about 3 years ago

  • Thank you for the feature, it is an honor.

    – Eddie Yerkish

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeabout 3 years ago

    Oh you did so well to capture him like this. Right place, right time.

  • You said it, Cynthia. As I approached, I saw him just looking at me and I wanted to get close enough to get a nice shot but I didn’t want to startle him at all or do anything to cause him to look away. Thank you for your comment.

    – Eddie Yerkish

  • jammingene
    jammingeneabout 3 years ago

    Great shot Eddie..☺☺

  • Much appreciated, Gene.

    – Eddie Yerkish

  • swaby
    swabyabout 3 years ago

    Wow what a fabulous capture of this most beautiful cat! Congratulations!

  • Thank you very much, swaby!

    – Eddie Yerkish

  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...about 3 years ago

    Beautiful. You should be thanking him immensely for offering such a perfect pose. Well done.

  • Thanks, Joe. Funny thing was that I actually did thank him once I got the shot. I also thanked him for not eating me. : )

    – Eddie Yerkish

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 3 years ago

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 3 years ago

    Awwwww outstanding image!!!!! :))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Thank you so much!

    – Eddie Yerkish

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 3 years ago

    Please remember to add your image into the Featured image Challenge for July for a chance to win and have your image on the overview page linked to your profile.

    1st July 2011
  • Thank you for the feature!!

    – Eddie Yerkish

  • Jim Wilson
    Jim Wilsonabout 3 years ago

    Majestic looking animal,well captured,congratulations on your feature

  • Thank you very much, Jim. I was so fortunate to be in the right place at the right time. If I would have arrived at that spot 15 seconds later, I would have missed it.

    – Eddie Yerkish

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