18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Wild Canada Lynx sleeping in Ontario, Canada.

This Canada Lynx chose a large private property and heavily forested area as her home range. She is a special and unique animal and I'm very lucky that she is comfortable with my presence, they are typically very elusive. By choosing a spot to sit and wait for her, I was able to give her the distance she needed to feel comfortable and she determined where she was going to relax. She would often rest or sleep for hours at a time, occasionally opening her eyes or twitching an ear to signal she was still aware of her surroundings.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Megan Lorenz