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Pride's Painter (Calgary zoo - zoo animal)
Photographer: Alayna Fairman
Location: Calgary Zoo, Calgary AB, Canada
Story: 
Like their brothers and sisters in the wild, the cougars at the Calgary zoo tend to be elusive to visitors. I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to witness this individual patrolling the boundaries of its enclosure. With each stride, there was a declaration of pride of being from this individual. It was a reminder of how beautiful and amazing these creatures truly are. (This image was taken through the enclosure glass).
Digital Alterations: 
Addition of digital signature at bottom of photograph.
Camera Information: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, 165mm (70-300mm telephoto lens), f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO-400
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