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Stealth Cat Photograph by Christian Ziegler
Despite a thick carpet of dry leaves on the forest floor, a young female ocelot is able to move silently along a jungle trail on Panama's Barro Colorado Island (BCI), where researchers are delving into the hidden life of the species. By combining an innovative, high-tech monitoring system with old-fashioned fieldwork, scientists are trying to understand the role of ocelots in the jungle ecosystem.
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel Film Type: Digital Lens: 15mm Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Sunny, dry, and hot Time of Day: Early afternoon Lighting Techniques: Ambient light mixed with three strobes