Swamp Panther (/25), 2017
16 x 24 in
A male panther jumps over a creek in Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. It took more than a year of camera trapping in this same spot to achieve this image, depicting a panther inhabiting the swamp environment that has been essential to the survival of the species. Although pumas once ranged throughout North America, remote South Florida swamps are the only place in the eastern United States where panthers avoided human persecution and encroachment.