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1569 Views/23 february 2012

Location: Taken at Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, 55-250 mm Lens Zoom Lens, Aperture exp 5.6, Shutter speed 1/200, ISO 200 Focal Length 135

The Lynx have a short tail and characteristic tufts of black hair on the tip of their ears. They have a ruff under the neck, which has black bars (not very visible), resembling a bow tie. They have large padded paws for walking on snow, and long whiskers on the face. The body color varies from medium brown to gold-ish to beige-white; and occasionally, is marked with dark brown spots, especially on the limbs. All species of lynx also have white fur on their chests, bellies and on the insides of their legs, which are extensions of the chest and belly fur. Also, the lynx’s coloring, fur height and paw size varies by its climate range — in the Southwestern United States, the fur and color are short-haired, dark and the paws are smaller and less padded; as the lynx ranges to its colder northern climes, the fur gets progressively thicker (for warmth), the color gets lighter (for camouflage) and its paws enlarge and become more padded for snowy environments. Their paws may become larger than a human hand.

They have extremely good hearing and they also have 28 teeth, which, when paired with the jaw structure, stab deeply into their prey. This can be especially helpful to the lynx because they are not the most efficient hunters and they lose most of their prey to a variety of factors.

The smallest species are the Bobcat and the Canada Lynx, with average weights 10 to 13 kilograms (22 to 29 lb), while the largest is the Eurasian Lynx, with average weight 18 to 25 kilograms (40 to 55 lb), up to a reported maximum of 40 kilograms (88 lb), but there is considerable variation within species…Info from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 5 years ago

    This is a lovely shot Larry- so rich in color and his coat is just magic…the lighting exquisite. You are wonderful!

  • Thanks ever so much Rosie, you are most kind.

    – Larry Trupp

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 5 years ago
    hes so cute ..lovely capture
  • Thanks for your most kind comments Lucinda, so nice to hear from you again

    – Larry Trupp

  • JayneLogan
    JayneLoganalmost 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful Larry!

  • Thanks for the fave, and your most kind comments Jayne, much appreciated.

    – Larry Trupp

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Larry. I’m not going to see anything this lovely until next year.

  • Thanks for your most kind comments, Theresa, there is actually three babies, but they move sooo fast, hope things are going better for you now, How did it happen, I am so sorry for you

    – Larry Trupp

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 5 years ago

    He’s beautiful

  • Thanks ever so much for your comments, much appreciated.

    – Larry Trupp

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7almost 5 years ago

    A supreme shot and treatment Larry. Definite fave material. Hope we can connect on the phone soon. I’m so disaapointed I missed your call that evening. All the best, Ron

  • Thanks for the fave, and your most kind comments Ron, I appreciate your continued support very much

    – Larry Trupp

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 5 years ago

    fabulous image,beautiful treatment, dawnx

  • Thanks for the fave, and your most kind comments Dawn, I appreciate your continued support very much

    – Larry Trupp

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful image

  • Thanks Angel, much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Lynda   McDonald
    Lynda McDonaldalmost 5 years ago

    oh wow a lynx !…………wonderful capture Larry

  • Hi Lynda, I appreciate your comments here
    Thank you

    – Larry Trupp

  • kathrynsgallery
    kathrynsgalleryover 2 years ago

    A superb capture! Adding him to my Favourites.

  • Good Afternoon Kathryn
    I appreciate your kind comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

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