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EDIT: This one became a DD, so thanks for all the comments. :)

I might as well say something about the background, then. I took this picture at the Langedrag park in Norway. This is in the mountains, and we were a bunch of photographers who went there. I had thought we were going to hang over fences all day, but to my surprise we went into the lynx area (and wolf area), so there were nothing between us and the animals.

With the wolves we had to be careful to sit on benches, because if we rose up, they'd consider us a threat. However, the animals had been trained to be around humans. And since, essentially, a wolf still looks pretty much like a dog, say a German shepheard, they don't look that wild on these photos. Basically, they were always judging the situation. :) So except for a couple of nice howling pictures(taken through a fence later on) they don't have such a wild expression. If they did, then we'd be out of luck... They were mainly curious and waiting for the odd snack.

The lynxes, though obviously have a much more exotic appearance. Pointy ears, spots, thick fur and the elegance of a cat. What's there not to like? Besides, the lynx on the photo I think is fairly young, so it was quite playful. The lynx was also on the top of a rock (with stable lighting, so I didn't need to change camera settings all the time), so it was an excellent photo opportunity. We could walk among them freely, but were told that if a lynx came our way, then we'd have to let it pass. And it could hit us 3 times per second.

It was really great to see and learn about these animals. The guide was really good and knew a lot about the animals, and some learning had came the hard way. Probably one of the very few people to jump a wolf to re-establish himself as the alpha male...
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[Stock & Resources] Lynx 011 IMG 2330 by Kvaale is full of character perfect for studies of animals and many other art pieces.  ( Featured by Cassy-Blue )
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MopZneph Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
Aw, cats like this make me wish all cats had self-domesticated. It's such a stocky and handsome cat! I want to massage his cheekies!
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sakpalamey Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought these were extinct.
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whdn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Is he stuffed? He looks so real and cute 
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Onistocke Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on your Daily Deviation! :clap:
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
cool
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nnamleo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Nice shot !!!Clap 
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blued1500 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Very nice
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lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! Congratulations! :hug:
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FallenWarriorofAnime Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
That's a nice-looking picture that was taken of this lynx for sure. :D
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salyssong Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
One found shelter in my tool shed this week:meow:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your much deserved DD!
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz
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TheTraitor44 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Congrats on the DD.
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice Kitty! :D Lovely photo of this wild cat. I really like that you can clearly see the ear tufts and the BIG paws. Congrats on the DD!
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Ra-Ishtar Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
A Lynx! La la la la 
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Bigjack66 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Beautiful!:)
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Ged-der-Sperber Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
No words to describe nature. Great timing. Thanks for sharing and grats on dD
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Andorada Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Beautiful!
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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Kvaale Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Noticed the phone started vibrating a lot 😀
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CapscesDigitalInk Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
Congratulations, excellent Daily Deviation!
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