Puma, Puma concolor, Torres del Paine NP, Patagonia, Chile

Dominating from the edge of a cliff, a female Puma, Puma concolor surveys her hunting grounds in Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia, looking for guanaco or some other prey. Second in size only to the Jaguar among American cats, the Puma is the top predator in Patagonia, reigning supreme above all other carnivores in the region.

Puma, Photo © Enrique Couve, Far South Expeditions
Puma, Photo © Enrique Couve, Far South Expeditions