#Repost @natgeo with @repostapp ・・・ Bryce Canyon, Utah, after the storm. Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid Water, ice, and snow continue to carve the formations at Bryce Canyon. “..in this thirsty land, water has been the prime creator of scenery. Water formed these sedimentary rocks under ancient seas, and water sculptured them as they rose, water carved the buttes and mesas, chiseled Bryce Canyon into every shape known..” This is the habitat of the Mountain Lion whose range may cover 25 to 785 square miles. Here in southern Utah, lions have been known to occupy home ranges as large as 513 square miles. The size of a lion’s territory depends on the availability of food and habitat quality. Mountain Lions are solitary animals, only seeking company during the breeding season. Originally, Mountain Lions roamed throughout North and South America. Today in North America, lion populations are limited to British Columbia, Alberta, the twelve westernmost states in the U.S., and the Florida Everglades. Bounty hunting of Mountain Lions began as early as the 1600s in North America. Early settlers feared the Mountain Lions, and believed that the lions, as well as wolves and bears, had a negative effect on game populations. By the 1900s these predators had been killed in astonishing numbers, with a disastrous effect on the ecosystem in some areas. Loss of predators led to overpopulation of deer and other herbivores, resulting in overgrazing, increased erosion and decline in the long-term health of whole ecosystems. Mountain Lions are most active in the winter because snow offers them several advantages over their prey. Large paws help Mountain Lions sprint over deep snow that deer or elk flounder in. Lacking a strong sense of smell, Mountain Lions have difficulty tracking prey in the summertime, so instead they wait in ambush for prey to come to them. However, in the winter, Mountain Lions will visually track deer by following their hoof-prints in the snow. To see more of my personal work and projects follow me @chancellordavid and @natgeo #mountainlion @brycecanyonnational @usnationalparkpics

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