It was bitter cold – the car temperature read -21C (-5.8 F) as we drove to an area with a dense mountain lion (aka puma) population next to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. It was July 2023 and I had traveled over 6000 miles hoping to see and photograph pumas in the wild. I live in an area of the US where mountain lions roam, but I have never seen more than their tracks locally. So I traveled to see and photograph them in person at the height of winter in Chile. The roads were slick from a storm that dumped 2 feet of snow two days earlier and made some of the territory unpassable for us. When our tracker radioed that he had spotted a mountain lion excitement was high. We hiked through the deep snow to the top of the foothills hoping we would get a chance to see this puma. Fortunately, we made it in time to watch him travel through surrounded by the stunning scenery of Torres del Paine National Park.