The desert at night
When walking the desert in the summer time heat one finds there is a stillness on the land. The stark blue sky without any clouds is motionless, and all the animals or deep in their burrows or hiding in what little shade they can find. In contrast to this, the night offers cooler temperatures and the moon and the stars give motion and beauty to the night sky, and the desert comes to life in the darkness of the night. It is here in the darkness that the drama of predator and prey is played out.
This series of pictures was taken in July using infrared technology, so these animals are unaware of the camera, there is no flash. To the right of the ram you can see the two glowing eyes of a bobcat
In this scene the ram which is primarily at daylight creature is not only willing to come to the spring to drink his fill of water at night. He is also willing to run the bobcat off that has been following him for days. This would’ve been a very different story with a mountain lion.
Now having run the bobcat off, the ram can drink his water in peace. And here we see this big ram has the confidence to turn his back on that pesky bobcat.