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    USA, Alaska, Denali National Park, A rare Canadian lnyx (Lynx canadensis) hiding in some bushes off of the Wonder Lake Road

    During my recent visit to Denali National Park, I photographed this rare portrait of a Canadian lynx. I had been exhausted from driving all night from Wonder Lake back to the park entrance, when a lynx crossed the road in front of my van. At first, I was unsure whether it was real. However, as soon as I pulled up alongside of the lynx, it laid in the bushes next to the road and proceeded to watch me for what seemed like an eternity. I reached for my big lens on the floor behind me and quietly rolled down the window to grab whatever picture I could before it ran away. The lynx seemed unconcerned by my presence, so I got out of the car. In order to minimize the bushes in front of the lynx’s face, I had to lay on my stomach on the road while balancing my camera equipment with one hand. I was less than 30′ away from this beautiful creature the entire time. It was an amazing encounter that I will always cherish. I created this image with my Canon 7D and 500mm f4 IS lens. This image is a single-exposure which required minimal processing using Aperture 3 and Photoshop CS5.

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    1. Brian/Jane 45 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Capture
      Enjoy Your Weekend

    2. AmpamukA 45 months ago | reply

      Awesome capture, happy weekend :D

    3. gianpaolo4 45 months ago | reply

      Great portrait!

    4. CharleneM50 45 months ago | reply

      pretty cool cat!!

    5. gnpToday 45 months ago | reply

      This is fantastic, I also was lucky enough to capture an image of one on the southern tip of Glacier National Park, MT.
      Canada Lynx

    6. VibroOne 45 months ago | reply

      Wow, pretty amazing shot and story.

    7. HLazyJ - Susan Humphrey 45 months ago | reply

      The detail is stunning. What a wonderful opportunity to be able to see this.

    8. Gary Grossman 45 months ago | reply

      Great capture! Thank you for sharing.

    9. DavidFrutos 45 months ago | reply

      Gorgeus capture, Jon!

    10. Justin Smith - Photography 45 months ago | reply

      Great capture of this kitty... I enjoy reading the stories about how you get some of these images.

    11. coach48 44 months ago | reply

      Fabulous capture...!!!

    12. Demo's 44 months ago | reply

      Just a fantastic meeting!

    13. Demo's 42 months ago | reply

      Amazing capture!

    14. Harm Weitering 41 months ago | reply

      Great composition!

    15. Photo Inge 41 months ago | reply

      What a great catch!

    16. silverbox2: Willow Is Purring 25 months ago | reply

      Fascinating and intriguing, just wonderful! Would be a fabulous screen saver on the computer having those eyes looking at me!

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