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Posted January 15th, 2017

Exposed from the Shadows

One last Feature Photo to finally put my prolific month of September 2016 into the rear view mirror. I captured this one closer to home, at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve just outside Whitehorse. This lynx was lying at the edge of its enclosure, hiding stealthily in the shadows under dense vegetation as is their nature, when the sun moved to a position where a beam shone through to spotlight the creature. I had to shoot through a chainlink fence and tried several positions before I found a clear path through the undergrowth. The cat commenced a low growl as I finished lining up the composition but it stayed put until I made my exposure and moved back to review the image. It then got up and slinked off into the interior of the large enclosure, so this was my only exposure, but I got the shot I wanted.
Pentax K-1, SMC Pentax DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED [IF] SDM @ 250mm, 1/500 sec @ f/4, ISO 200