This photograph of a large felid was taken in the Elijio Panti National Park of Belize on the date and time shown. Please post comments with your opinion as to the species of animal seen here, your expertise in interpreting wildlife photos, and an email where I can contact you.
Elijio Panti National Park warden Antonio Mai shows an orchid in bloom to one of my "Tropical Ecology Lab" students in July, 2008. These orchids were blooming on the banks of the Privassion Creek, just down stream from the Sakt'aj waterfall.
Here are two of my "Tropical Ecology lab" students deep in the Elijio Panti National Park in Belize in July, 2008. We rode horses to cover more ground than we could have on foot in the deep mud of the rainy season. Shortly after I took this photo, we heard male howler monkeys calling in the tree tops, but the forest was so dense that we could not see them.
I took the students in my "Tropical Ecology lab" to the Belize Zoo on July 4 to see Belizean wildlife up close. Here I am by the Harpy Eagle exhibit. This exhibit is featured in a text we are reading for the online Environmental Problems class, "The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw." I met Sharon Matola here a few years ago, during the events described in the book.