Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have FELIDS courtesy of reader Robert Fritz. His notes are indented:

Some photos taken during a 2007 Alaska vacation.

While driving south on the Richardson Hwy from Fairbanks to Chitina we saw an animal cross the road far ahead of us.  As we got nearer we were very excited to see that it was a Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis).  For about a minute it watched us while we took photos, then it moved away into the brush where it paused briefly to look back at us one more time before disappearing.

The next day on the road from Chitina to Kennecott (in Wrangell-St Elias NP) we spotted another Lynx.  The tour driver stopped the van and we all got out to take photos before it took off into the forest.

We heard that sightings of the Canada lynx are rare, so we were very fortunate to have two encounters!

Wrangell-St Elias NP

 

13 Comments

  1. boudiccadylis
    Posted May 28, 2020 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Beautiful. Nice pictures and very nice model. Thank you.

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted May 28, 2020 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    Some really nice cat photos. Alaska is a great experience, especially getting up to Fairbanks and beyond.

  3. Posted May 28, 2020 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Very good photos! That must have been an exciting encounter.

  4. Posted May 28, 2020 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Lucky you! And nice photos.

    I long to see the big cats of North America. They are the only large mammals I have not seen in the wild (aside from Dall Sheep).

  5. Posted May 28, 2020 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    These are amazing. I’d keep them all, but my fave is the third one, where kitty is looking out from the shrubs. What an amazing experience!

  6. Posted May 28, 2020 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Amazingly high quality photos, espeically considering these were chance encounters. They look as good as, or better than, photos taken with a lot of preparation, blinds, baits, etc.

  7. merilee
    Posted May 28, 2020 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Great pictures!

  8. rickflick
    Posted May 28, 2020 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    What a cat!

  9. Dominic
    Posted May 28, 2020 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Lucky encounter – very nice!

  10. Posted May 28, 2020 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    How thrilling this must have been for you, Robert! Your photos are excellent; thanks for sharing them with us.

  11. Charles A Sawicki
    Posted May 28, 2020 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Great lynx photos!

  12. Mark R.
    Posted May 28, 2020 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Great sighting and nice shots. I especially like the lynx peering out from behind the leaves. But that second to last photo is really striking.


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