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Old Nov 22, 2005, 6:06 PM   #1
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I got lucky today, and stumbled over a Lynx in the bush in Kanaskis Country. They normally frighten very easily and are very shy.
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Old Nov 22, 2005, 9:35 PM   #2
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Great picture.
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 2:03 AM   #3
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Great find! I could only imagine getting that close to one in the wild. You must have been pretty excited.
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 10:39 AM   #4
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You should have seen the panic! Grab the camera, clean the lens, get out of the car, and sneek up on him in the bush, and then to find him still there, sitting down. My heart was like a machine gun. Excitement is not the word, utter panic and elation would better describe my feelings! :shock:
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 1:20 PM   #5
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GREAT CAPTURE!
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Old Nov 27, 2005, 1:54 PM   #6
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Cropped, framed, and enhanced picture!
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Old Nov 27, 2005, 1:55 PM   #7
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A different angle. Cropped, framed, and enhanced!
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Old Nov 27, 2005, 9:48 PM   #8
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Thats a pretty big fattened up lynx!

I used to live in Calgary many years ago.

Around 1989 I was driving to the Lake Louise ski area, in about -30 degree Celcius weather, when I had to stop because a few cars had stopped on the highway.

A mother lynx and her babies waited at the side of the road for a few minutes, then crossed.

It was so cold we could see the mother lynx's breath!

I didn't have a camera at the time, but the few people standing there (we got out of our cars to watch) knew we were seeing something very rare.

Your so lucky you saw a lynx. I know I will remember my sighting for the rest of my life.

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Old Nov 28, 2005, 9:10 PM   #9
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Chance of a lifetime. Excellent capture! A very rare and wild animal that doest not tolerate human presence or much habitat disturbance.



Great job.
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Old Nov 29, 2005, 1:37 AM   #10
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Cyber Surfer, you are one lucky guy. Stunning shots. I've spent thousands of days in the back country of the Alberta foothills and Rockies and have only seen two over many years, and never got a picture.
Hey, is the road over Highwood Pass still open?

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