A male Florida panther leaps over Carlton Ward Jr.'s 'logjump' camera trap site as he patrols territory in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. The cowlick on his back is a vestige from recent history when the panther population was fewer than 20 animals and suffering from inbreeding. A vision of strength and power, this panther reflects the success of conservation measures designed to bring the species back from near extinction within their core range where panthers have survived for thousands of years. This is from Path of the Panther.
A mature male panther triggers a camera in early morning light at Babcock Ranch State Preserve. Distinguished by his square head and J-shaped tail, he was the only male documented by this camera in the territory where the first female had been seen. This is from Path of the Panther.