Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Denali - Lynx
If you are outdoors enough and in the right location, sometimes you get to see some awesome wildlife occurrences. I was fortunate to witness one today. This Lynx photograph was capured near the Savage River area of Denali National Park. After luckily spotting a Lynx cross the road, shortly thereafter, a second one joined him for a Snowshoe Hare hunt adjacent to the river bottom. We couldn't believe our good fortune as we watched the two work in unison in a fairly open area that was conducive for photography. In the above image this Lynx approached fairly close to our location eying the willow bottom in search of a hare.
Here is a photo of the pair as the joined briefly prior to hunting in another section of willows.
This image was captured just after one of the Lynx exited a thick area and looked over in my direction.
Above you see a Lynx in some of their stalking positions.
Above are a series of static shots after a hunting session and the Lynx taking a rest and looking around. When he made eye contact I hit the shutter button.
After the hunt this Lynx decided to go over to the river and have a drink. He laid down for a minute when I captured this image.
This was certainly one of the most exciting series of photos to capture since my arrival in Denali. Seeing a Lynx is special, let alone seeing two in one place and then having the ability to watch them hunt. Man, I am fortunate to be here.