We need the help of all of our photoshop experts out there to determine if this picture is legit. If it is legit than it is one of the coolest pictures I have ever seen!

Here is the Hunter’s description of the picture as it was forwarded to me:

“This is freaking scary.? As you know I was alone when I downed this elk in ND.? I was using my camera?s timer attached to my shooting stick to give me enough time to get into the picture.? I knew there were a lot of cats in the area but had no idea they would come in this close to people.? He had to be within 10 feet of me and I didn?t even know it.? I about crapped my pants when I looked at the pictures the next morning and saw he was there.”

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  1. Aaron Bonham says:

    Totally legit. Young lion. I Don’t think it is intending to do any harm. Just curious.

    1. would have to agree to agree and with the guy who fould the picture on google is all the evidence you need.. also predators don’t have yellow eyes.. also with the smell of blood and game that cougar would have been stalking him no just walking

  2. Photoshop Bob says:

    Totally fake. Sorry.

    I don’t doubt that this situation could happen, but this picture is clearly photoshopped. If you did get a picture like this, the cat would look like it was stalking either the hunter or the elk. As in expertly hiding in the brush, or stalking close to the ground, or ready to pounce. Wild cats are not typically photographed standing like this when there is predator and/or prey around.

    Instead of explaining the parts of the photo that look like they were composited in Photoshop, below is a link to the source image of the cat.
    The photo of the cat was caught by a very talented camera trapper. After reading his blog for a while I highly recommend it. I found the source image of the cat on the first page of Google image search results.

    For the record, I do think that the hunter and the elk are real. And whomever did the photo manipulation did a good job. It looks good enough to be mistaken for being a real photo.

  3. North Dakota you say? Elk in ND? Anyone who’s been to ND know it doesnt have those kind of trees and bushes, South Dakota’s hill country maybe but not ND……… fakaroony.

    1. You obviously have not been to all parts of ND because we have areas like that. I actually harvested a deer in some bushes like that. As far as the elk in the western part of the state they are more prominent!

  4. So, looks like several people have looked into this,adn I would have to take the word of you that these animals would not be present in ND, Too bad, it is a cool pic.

    1. These animals are in ND! I live by Jamestown, ND and we had a neighbor with a mountain lion about 50 yards from their house. Their dog was scared shitless!!

  5. Fake yes, but we do have both elk and mountain lions in ND. Few elk (more moose) but plenty of mountain lions near the Missouri River!

  6. Maybe the photo is ‘shopped. Maybe the link that was provided by Photoshop Bob was ‘shopped off of this one. But, I agree; looks photoshopped. But, though it’s fake, the ‘shopping is damn good.

  7. Maybe the photo is ‘shopped. Maybe the link that was provided by Photoshop Bob was ‘shopped off of this one. But, I agree; looks photoshopped. But, though it’s fake, the ‘shopping is damn good.

  8. this photo is real… i can confirm…i work for dish network and went to the guy thats in the pictures brothers house and he showed me the reall photo….it was developed and on his digital camera so it is real…and i even talked to the guy in the picture.

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