I spent a week in the Badlands tracking and searching for the ellusive Bobcat (Lynx rufus), by the end of my trip I had seen three different cats, but none were close enough to photograph. On the last night of my trip as my father and I were driving the park road we saw this Bobcat only 30 yards from the road, we stopped the car and I got out and began to walk parallel to the cat while slowly angling myself towards it, I didn’t want to cause stress or scare it off by directly approaching it. Once I was close enough I sat down and started to photograph. After a few minutes the cat made eye contact with me and then descended into the Badlands. It was if the Bobcat had accepted me. January, 2011.