Bobcats

William Heyd's avatar William Heyd

Bobcats (Lynx Rufus) are fascinating and ecologically important. They are one of four Lynx species worldwide. They evolved into modern bobcats about 20,000 years ago. Bobcats are at home in woodland, swamp, desert, mountain, and human developments. Length: 19 to 49 inches (+4 to 8 inch tail); shoulder height: 12 to 24 inches; weight 14 to 40 pounds (males) or 9 to 34 (females). Bobcats are well adapted to human presence and very secure in their place in the world. They do not generally harm humans. They are crepuscular – active in twilight – about three hours before and after sunrise and sunset – when their prey is active. Bobcats eat only meat, including rabbits, hares, squirrels, rodents, birds and fish. Bobcats are generally solitary; my images show that patience can be rewarded in seeing them marking the home range (sitting image), sensing who has been there, and hunting, stalking and capturing prey (two images). Loud talking disturbed the crouching bobcat looking near the viewer.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 4 inches
  • Medium: Digital Prints
  • Width: 113 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 46 inches