This mountain lion happened to lounge against the glass separating its enclosure from the human viewing area at the Living Desert Wildlife and Botanical Park, Palm Springs. Armed with a 25-75mm fixed 2.8 aperture, I tried taking some portrait shots on Sports mode, as s/he was moving around quite a lot. The blogspot uploaded pics have lost some contrast, but s/he is pretty gorgeous nevertheless! I wish I'd included at least part of the ears, but when opportunities like this come up, there's not much time to think and I just jump in and snap as many pics as quickly as possible. Sure enough, s/he got tired of lounging before long and sauntered off into the exhibit. This also would've been a good opportunity to try using RAW file format instead of jpeg... but again, no time to think!