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Mountain Lion and Reflection
  Mountain Lion and Reflection
Mountain Lion and Reflection
© Lewis Kemper
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Jim Miotke
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    Hi Lewis,

Jim here. We are going to feature your photo in this month's Where in the World quiz.

It's an awesome shot and, for those BetterPhoto members who are Monk-like detectives, it might just be possible to figure out the place.

Don't give away any clues... let's see just how easy or difficult this Where in the World is.

Best wishes, players... may the best guesser (or detective) win!

4/1/2004 12:57:23 AM

Lyn E. Adams
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member since: 1/25/2004

I'm guessing a North American Zoo... just not sure which one.

Lyn Adams

4/1/2004 2:04:45 AM

Deanna Cathcart

member since: 3/26/2004

It doesn't look quite real to me. I once visited a sporting goods store that had taxidermy animals set up in natural looking scenes and that is sort of what this looks like to me. So I am guessing it is someplace like that.

4/1/2004 6:56:15 AM

Ashby A. B.

member since: 8/8/2001

I'm thinking somewhere in the Eastern US......VA or North Carolina? Although the sports shop answer is a good one!


4/1/2004 7:15:04 AM

Harold Burchards

member since: 3/25/2004

My guess is it's at NorthWest Trek in western Washington state. I have a shot almost just like this one taken there.

Harold - Olympia, WA

4/1/2004 8:01:42 AM

Dale Ann Cubbage
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/4/2004

I think it's in a museum somewhere!

4/1/2004 8:34:09 AM

Jim Miotke
BetterPhoto Member
Owner,, Inc.

You guys all have good guesses but here's a hint... the answer is somewhere on the BetterPhoto site.

How's that for a Easter Egg hunt?

Have fun!

4/1/2004 8:43:30 AM

Elizabeth Robinson

member since: 8/25/2002

At NWTrek's I saw a mote, but no stones. This animal looks a little fat for being in the wild, but I will go with where the cougars are, anyway: Vancouver Island, BC.
If you go there, be careful. They hold the record for cougar attacks. Just to the south in Mason County, Washington State, a cougar attacked my dog. We treed him, where I caught photos you can see at
Elizabeth - Lilliwaup, WA

4/1/2004 8:51:27 AM

Laurie L. Snidow
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/3/2003

I think it's real and in the mountains of Colorado most likely, could be Arizona or New Mexico or even Big Bend Texas. Guess I'll search the site for a possible answer ;-).

4/1/2004 11:47:35 AM

Laurie L. Snidow
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/3/2003

Okay, here is my final guess after reviewing the web site again. Triple D in California.

4/1/2004 11:50:03 AM


member since: 5/8/2001

It looks like one of the sites around the Triple D Ranch Montana. The animal is a little too well fed for the wild.

4/1/2004 1:30:25 PM

Chris London

member since: 11/23/2002

Hmm, Lewis is from Sacramento, not that far from Triple D... But could be San Diego Zoo...

4/1/2004 2:16:45 PM

Lorraine A. Steele

member since: 8/23/2003

Hi Lewis, I'm not sure how far off base I am, but are these 2 different photos, merged into one. Is that a dolphin in the water looking up at the lion?
I'm going to guess it is Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. Real nice shot by the way. Lorraine Steele

4/1/2004 5:05:21 PM

Lewis Kemper
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No it's just one image, shot on film - no photoshop work at all.

4/1/2004 8:57:31 PM

Jim Miotke
BetterPhoto Member
Owner,, Inc.

Excellent guesses everyone. And, guess what? We have a winner!

Laurie S. with her second answer got it right. This is indeed the central California ranch where Triple D brings beautiful animals to be photographed. Laurie found the answer at our Triple D page.

Excellent detective work, Laurie ;-) Good guessing everyone. And fantastic image, Lewis.

Have an excellent spring!

4/2/2004 7:08:32 AM

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