A Chain of Lynx – Eurasian Lynx Photos


WooHoo, finally “they” as in the collective noun police got a good one for the lynx, a Chain of Lynx! Wonder what a collective noun for collective noun writers would be, a scribe? a plurality? Post your thoughts.

As you might expect this is another group of image from my wildlife photography workshop in California. This time the subject was the Eurasian Lynx aka Siberian Lynx. We don’t normally photograph exotic or rather species from outside of North America, but they love cats and so we get to photograph a few exotics like this.

The Eurasian Lynx is huge, far bigger than its Canadian cousin and the one we photographed is gorgeous. I am sure if you join me for my next wildlife photography workshop in Montana you might get an opportunity to photograph him too. You can get all of the details on my Wildlife Photography Workshops website…HERE.

In case you were curious:

  • The largest member of the Lynx family and the largest cat found in Europe.
  • A big male Eurasian Lynx can weigh 84 pounds (38 kilograms) whereas the Canadian Lynx weighs 18 to 24 pounds (8 to 11 kilograms).
  • They commonly hunt prey three to four times their size and there are records of reindeer kill.
  • The name “lynx” comes from the Greek word “to shine,” in possible reference to the eye shine of the cats at night.

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  1. Mike Pinkerman

    I first saw the collective noun a “Chain of Lynx”, as an entry to a word competition in the Saturday Globe and Mail, Canada, in the early 1990’s. I have no idea why i remember that.

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