This adult mountain lion was hiding from the photographer
under a rocky ledge in the cliffs above the Strawberry River. Although
sightings of these large cats are uncommon, people visiting the West can
usually find cougar tracks in fresh snow near wintering mule deer herds.
Life used a cropped version of "Hideaway" on the cover of the February
2001 issue to show the sneaky, elusive nature of these big cats.
Outdoorlife also plans to user this image on the header page of their web
sometime during the summer of 2003.