Off-season in Alaska: Two lynx photos

Its Christmas eve here in Haines, Alaska and I want to share some of my recent work with you. I was photographing  a lynx at Steve Kroschel’s wildlife center the other day and I wanted to do a photographic study of the lynx. I wanted to capture the lynx in a traditional manner, showing the ear tufts and the size of at least one of the feet (the feet of the lynx have evolved to appear almost identical to its main prey, the snowshoe hare). With a cooperative subject, I was able to reach that goal.

My second goal was a bit harder.  I wanted to capture the spirit of lynx, the lynx in motion, the lynx as a wild cat on the hunt.

Which image do you prefer and why? Thanks for your input!

 

 

 

lynx spirit traditional lynx