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Same Lynx ... Different Year.


Posted by Pete Zwiers on Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:40 pm

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The post I did about a week ago showed this lynx from a photo we took just over a year ago

Today my wife & I drove out to the same spot because we knew there was a deer carcass at that location. We've been snowshoeing in the area since mid-February, but the carcass was frozen solid and no animals were near it for over 4 weeks. The past week was unseasonably warm, so we drove out and hoped for the best. Got to the spot and waited all of 5 minutes before this lynx appeared. 

I have a few close up shots from last year, and managed a few from today also ... on his nose, there are two very distinctive lines and a small black spot. So it's the same lynx, but one year later! Pretty exhilarating experience. 

It was a fun day! 
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by Gary Gulash on Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:50 pm
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Lighting does strike twice after all. This is an excellent detailed photo of a lynx, what a stunning animal. Lynx body proportions seem all wrong, the head is too small, the feet too big, the hind legs too long, the tail too short - but it all works.
 

by Carol Clarke on Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:15 am
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Gary Gulash wrote:
Lighting does strike twice after all. This is an excellent detailed photo of a lynx, what a stunning animal. Lynx body proportions seem all wrong, the head is too small, the feet too big, the hind legs too long, the tail too short - but it all works.


Well said, Gary!

What a thrill for you, Pete - and what a lovely capture of this beautiful cat.

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by Ron Day on Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:44 am
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Great story — killer image! Congrats.
 

by Paul Rossi on Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:05 pm
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Great image and story.
 

by Mike Danzenbaker on Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:47 pm
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Perhaps along with Wolverine, the North American mammal I'd most like to see some day. What a terrific photo!
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by Paul Skoczylas on Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:08 am
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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:40 am
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Stunning photo- and what a wonderful opportunity. I love how distinct the black markings are on the ears and "beard". What an amazing animal.
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by Robert Sabin on Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:02 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Gary Gulash wrote:
Lighting does strike twice after all. This is an excellent detailed photo of a lynx, what a stunning animal. Lynx body proportions seem all wrong, the head is too small, the feet too big, the hind legs too long, the tail too short - but it all works.


Well said, Gary!

What a thrill for you, Pete - and what a lovely capture of this beautiful cat.

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by david fletcher on Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:08 pm
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brilliant image Pete! nice one!
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by Tim Grams on Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:04 am
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Great shot Pete! Lynx are always a thrill to see regardless if you get a picture or not.
 

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