Lynx On Deck - Rugged Alaska Print Shop
"Lynx Family Portrait" (square) --- Here is a shot of all eight, yes EIGHT, lynx that visited my deck in Alaska, early one autumn morning 2017. I think such a large litter is pretty rare! They woke me up frolicking on the deck, and I got to photograph them for the following 40 minutes or so. I've encounter lynx only a handful of times all the years I've hiked through Alaska. They are extremely furtive, and usually slink silently but quickly away about as soon as you see them. Interestingly, I found a rabbit carcass in our yard a couple days prior, and another one the day after; Now I know where those came from! We've seen LOTS of rabbits this year!   For this shot, I had opened a door that has a wire-mesh screen on it, leaving only the screen between me and the lynx. I was motionless with my camera on silent mode, as they filed onto the deck. I think they couldn't see me very well through the screen, and they seemed to find the silent mode clicks more curious than alarming. Mama was intensely scanning everywhere for danger it seemed, but the kittens gazed a bit at the noise, then turned my deck into a romping room. It was SO FUN to watch and photograph them! Sidney Sullivan of our local TV station, KTUU, produced a very nice article and video about the encounter, which you can see here: https://goo.gl/1XQyxe

"Lynx Family Portrait" (square) --- Here is a shot of all eight, yes EIGHT, lynx that visited my deck in Alaska, early one autumn morning 2017. I think such a large litter is pretty rare! They woke me up frolicking on the deck, and I got to photograph them for the following 40 minutes or so. I've encounter lynx only a handful of times all the years I've hiked through Alaska. They are extremely furtive, and usually slink silently but quickly away about as soon as you see them. Interestingly, I found a rabbit carcass in our yard a couple days prior, and another one the day after; Now I know where those came from! We've seen LOTS of rabbits this year! For this shot, I had opened a door that has a wire-mesh screen on it, leaving only the screen between me and the lynx. I was motionless with my camera on silent mode, as they filed onto the deck. I think they couldn't see me very well through the screen, and they seemed to find the silent mode clicks more curious than alarming. Mama was intensely scanning everywhere for danger it seemed, but the kittens gazed a bit at the noise, then turned my deck into a romping room. It was SO FUN to watch and photograph them! Sidney Sullivan of our local TV station, KTUU, produced a very nice article and video about the encounter, which you can see here: https://goo.gl/1XQyxe

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