Call of the wild

YEAR OF THE ANIMALS—In 2016, nature was chief headline-maker. Santa Monica Mountain ranchers tried to defend their livestock (alpacas at left) from the attacks of predators such as mountain lion P-45 (above). Not all of the animal encounters were threatening, however. Norman Schwartz took the beautiful photo at top of a group of deer outside his Calabasas patio.
In 2016, local residents became more aware than ever about the life-and-death struggle that defines the animal kingdom.
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