Photographing Pumas in 2016

Puma Quest

My recent scouting trip to Torres Del Paine NP in Chile was a complete success. Our primary photo query was the magnif­i­cent Puma or Mountain Lion. To follow and photo­graph these spec­tac­ular cats on foot was a dream come true. We saw several mothers with cubs, large male on a kill, and two ridicu­lously habit­u­ated sisters at close range. The scenery in this park and surrounding area was breath­taking! One of the most impor­tant factors for our success was the ability to work on a huge private ranch connected to the park and to employ talented local guides. This allowed us to follow the Pumas and not be held to recent park restric­tions regarding walking off trail in the National Park.


I am plan­ning on leading a small photog­raphy tour group (8 max) on another “Puma Quest” in April of 2016. The phys­ical fitness level needed for this trip is high. We commonly walk 2–3 miles per day carrying all camera gear and endure cold temper­a­tures and high winds. The dates and cost will be coming soon. Please email if you have interest in joining this Puma Photography trip for 2016!