The cover photo was taken by Scott H. Robinson in October 2010 in Cressman Gulch inside the Mesa Meadows Subdivision in North Golden, on the western flank of North Table Mountain. Robinson used a Canon 20D digital camera equipped with a 300mm Canon lens, using an ­aperture priority focus setting. The young mountain lion, whose sibling and mother briefly resided under the deck of a nearby home, had climbed a tree but initially couldn’t get down. Ultimately, the cub took a leap of faith and returned safely to earth. Robinson is a thirty-seven-year sole practitioner in Denver who specializes in criminal, wrongful death, and personal injury ­trials and appeals, and ­provides legal analysis to news media outlets.

August 2012 Issue || Cover Photo Gallery