What is the chance of getting a pic of a Mountain Lion in the wild?
Slim to none.
So we seek out places like AnimalArk in Reno. It’s an animal sanctuary for injured or parentless animals. A small facility. And not very photographer friendly. That’s not what they are there for. They rescue animals. My only decent shot was a Mountain Lion that was hit by a car and just happened to have an animal biologist collect the injured animal and took him in to the animal hospital. Now a few years later the Lion is healthy and fun to watch in it’s large and natural enclosure. In post I turned down the highlights a bit. Then turned up the blacks a little to add a little contrast. I was shooting through glass late in the day with glare on the glass. I also cropped the pic about 10%