Just returned from a great trip to Yosemite with the Mentor Series. The valley had great fall color, mild weather and no crowds. And I was reminded of a journalism truth…always have your camera ready.
I stepped out of my room one day and ran right into a bobcat. Close enough I could have touched him with my extended Gitzo tripod. I’ve searched for bobcats high and low, found a few, but never had one out in midday right before me. I sprinted back to my room, grabbed my camera and was able to get a few shots before he wandered off into the woods. Keep the camera handy, you never know what you will encounter in your travels.