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a cougar walking at night in Yellowstone National Park
April 27, 2016

On the Prowl

Notoriously elusive, cougars vary their range in response to their prey, mostly elk and deer. In winter they favor the shallow snow in the northern reaches of Yellowstone. This cougar was caught on the prowl by a camera trap set behind an elk rack on a cliff.

See more pictures from the May 2016 feature story "The Yellowstone We Don't See: A Struggle of Life and Death."

Photograph by Drew Rush with the National Park Service

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