Thursday, May 14, 2009

Denali - Lynx


I have been seeing Lynx occasionally since my arrival at Denali National Park. Most of the time I see a glimpse of them from the road and off they go into the bush. When this shot was captured, this particular animal was laying down in some moss relaxing. As you can see, it is some thick woods. I had to lay down flat in the road so you could get a decent view of his head. In the shot below it is the same guy yawning. There are a large number of snowshoe hare (Lynx's favorite prey) along the road now, so expect there will be other opportunities in the future.

Blue Skies.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sweet. Gotta lay down on the ground sometimes for the sake of the shot.

I added your feed to my Firefox so I can keep up.

Looking good.

Jim

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What luck!! Some of these creatures are very camera shy and you have to beg and plead with them to get a shot sometimes. Wait till you try and do insects Ken, then you will know why I wear my oldest clothes and came out full of thorns, mud etc after crawling under bushes in order to get a pic of them. LOL!!

The Lynx has the same ear tufts as our Caracal. I wonder if they are related? I got some shots of one over the weekend and will be posting them in a few weeks time then you can see the similarity.

nessabates said...

What a great catch! Beautiful

Juan C. Aguero said...

I wait for new photos, good work!!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Yeah, I can relate to getting into awkward positions for the sake of a photo. Do it all the time.
Great shot!

koand said...

Znakomite zdjęcia, nie łatwo spotkać Rysia w lesie , unikają ludzi .
U nas w Polsce też są Rysie ale nie jest zbyt dużo ,pozdrawiam , Andrzej .

Rocky Mountain Photography said...

ken do you have a email for those wolf research girls in yellowstone? I have some new pics that they wanted and I lost there email, its very important pics

Fish Whisperer said...

Amazing that you get to see all this in the wild.
Cheers

Jose's World said...

Just waiting from photos of a bear chasing you...although in reality it may be a bear running away from you.

Rocky Mountain Photography said...

the black had mange, did you happen to get those girls from the wolf teams email? I lost it they wanted some of the pics from the alpha female from the canyon, They need to make sure it was her.
looks like you are having a great time there in alaska, I am headed up to my land tonight to see if I can get the cougars routine

animtreebird said...

Very beautiful Lynx. Great close up. :)))

The Birdlady said...

That's a real winner! His attitude is showing.

T and S said...

WOW. This should have been an amazing sighting in the wild. Lucky you Ken.

fishing guy said...

Ken: a Lynx in the wild, so wonderful.

Willard said...

Hi Ken,

I'm glad to see that you are getting a lot of photographs. As usual your work is outstanding!

Andor Marton said...

Nice kitty ;). The first photo is fantastic ... I like how you made it from the ground level.