A black bear caught on film by Bureau of Land Management Colorado cameras.
A herd of bighorn sheep drinks from a BLM-provided water tank on public lands.
A black bear roams in the range of a BLM "critter cam" set by the Royal Gorge Field Office in Colorado.
Looking a bit mussed, a black bear walks against a panoramic backdrop on Colorado public lands.
A curious bobcat captured by the BLM Colorado's "critter cams."
A coyote investigates a water tank set out by BLM officials to manage grazing and provide water for wildlife on public lands.
Mountain lions are rarely glimpsed by humans in the wild, but this one approached the BLM's cameras.
A coyote drinks from a BLM water tank in Colorado.
Sunrise paints the sky pink as a deer walks by a BLM "critter cam."
Is someone taking pictures? An elk investigates the BLM cameras.
An elk gets a drink from a BLM watering hole.
Birds flocked to the BLM water tanks as well as mammals. Here, turkeys get a drink.
A stealthy mountain lion slinks by a BLM watering site.
Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor
Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science. She covers the world of human and animal behavior, as well as paleontology and other science topics. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has ducked under a glacier in Switzerland and poked hot lava with a stick in Hawaii. Stephanie hails from East Tennessee, the global center for salamander diversity. Follow Stephanie on Google+.