Wildlife photography of a bobcat readying itself at water’s edge to Spring on a duck swimming just out of range

Stealthily waiting for a Goldeneye Duck to swim within pouncing range, a powerful bobcat readies for the attack. This image: Waterfowl, the Special of the Day was published on Page 67 of BBC’s Planet Earth II.  In Winter, bobcats along the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park employ a hunting strategy of silently hiding at the edge of a river and waiting patiently for a meal to swim or float by, pouncing suddenly into the water and swimming back with the meal.