This is one of those moments in nature where you think, wow, I wonder what is going to happen next? I had been sitting on the ground watching this young lynx hunt in the alders for about 20 minutes – I also saw a couple of snowshoe hares make a lucky escape when they saw it coming. Then, without warning, it turned and began walking right towards me like a curious house cat. The image above was captured with a 100-400 on a full frame camera. Gosh, I could have had head shots if I still had my 600 and converter on!
So what happened next? A vehicle of Park Service employees came around the corner – needless to say they were thrilled to see such a rare animal and when they pulled up and began photographing, the lynx turned around and went back to hunting in the alders. The group of us were able to watch and photograph this young lynx for another 15 minutes – definitely a thrill!