The Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras
I was honored to win the Professional Prize in the 2012 Audubon Magazine Photo Awards. My prize was a trip to the amazing Lodge at Pico Bonito in Honduras where I photographed this lovely Margay. My friend and I were headed up the trail near the lodge with our guide when another guide further up the trail beckoned to us and pointed out this beautiful animal. She was lying in a tree close to one of the towers on the trail so we were able to get almost eye level with her. She was sleeping when we arrived but then woke and yawned several times so I was able to make this great image. What a special photo opportunity!
Lightroom adjustments - shadows, highlights, curves
Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x, Gitzo tripod and Wimberley Sidekick