A Clutter of Cats – Bobcats


The collective noun for Bobcats and Lynx is a Clutter which is perfect since I’m posting some new pictures from a couple of species. The Bobcat and the Lynx are both from the same family tree so it isn’t that odd to pair them up here.

In case you were curious:

There are four species of lynx they are very widespread. The European Lynx (Siberian) lives in northern Europe and Asia. The Canadian Lynx lives in North America. The Iberian (or Spanish) Lynx is one of the most highly endangered cats and only lives in wild parts of Spain. Bobcats are the smallest type of lynx, living in North America.

A bobcat is much smaller than a regular lynx. The lynx males weigh 40 pounds (18 kg) or more, and females weigh 18 to 30 pounds (8 to 14 kg), but the bobcat males only weigh 16 to 28 pounds (7 to 13 kg) and the females weigh 10 to 18 pounds (5 to 8 kg). The lynx also stands at 30 to 42 inches (74 to 107 cm) high, but the bobcat only is only 17 to 23 inches (43 to 58 cm) high. The bobcat also lacks the distinctive ear tufts and looks more like a big house cat. They have smaller feet and shorter legs compared to other lynx, and almost always have spots. The most unique part on the lynx and bobcat is their tail which is very short.

These pictures were taken during my wildlife photography workshop in October of 2011 and I’ll be leading that trip again this October. You can read all of the details and register for that workshop…HERE.

You can order prints and see all of my bobcat and lynx photography…HERE.

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