Mother bobcat and her three kittens
Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge Complex, California
For a few years the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge Complex, in California, has had some resident bobcats that we often see hunting around Visitor’s Center or in the equipment yard nearby. Sometimes staff or visitors are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the female when she has a litter of kittens - this time they were hunting near the VC and Refuge residence where staff have been doing some work on the vegetation. These photos were taken from a distance, so as to not disturb the animals.
Photography by Mark Stewart, USFWS
(via: Sonny Bono Salton Sea NWR)