Orlando, Fla. — A Florida wildlife photographer and conservationist is giving National Geographic readers a rare look at the elusive Florida panther.
Carlton Ward Jr. spent five years laboring through rugged terrain and even a hurricane, tracking and capturing photos of Florida’s state animal.
Ward used advanced camera traps along the Florida Wildlife Corridor, which is a thin network of protected land and cattle ranches through the center of the state.
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His work is featured in the April issue of National Geographic in a piece called Return of the Panther: How America’s Most Endangered Cat Could Help Save Florida.
The issue is also out on magazine stands.
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To learn more about about Ward’s project Path of the Panther, click here.