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DNPhoto
08-29-2011, 01:35 PM
I'm up here in Whitehorse and actually had a day off. I decided to take some pictures at a wildlife preserve near town. I was excited to hear they had a few lynx. I've photographed them in the wild but this was a chance to get a little closer. They were in a fairly large pen so getting photos wasn't guaranteed. I know some people frown on taking pictures of captive animals but as I see it, it's a great chance to study the animals. Also it's great practice for the wild ones.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6199/6091642659_7aa053b052_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/6091642659/)
Lynx 4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/6091642659/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6206/6091648757_80dfd7e2e5_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/6091648757/)
Lynx 7 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/6091648757/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr

They also had a few Arctic Foxes. I've also photographed these in the wild and again it was great to get so close to these ones.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6087/6092147218_16a43cbc97_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/6092147218/)
Arctic Fox 7 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/6092147218/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6205/6091608577_2620beeb35_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/6091608577/)
Arctic Fox 8 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/6091608577/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6193/6091600183_1c96e39eb8_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/6091600183/)
Arctic Fox 4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/6091600183/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr

They also had a bunch of larger animals.

Caribou
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6086/6091621855_ed160ba419_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/6091621855/)
Caribou 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/6091621855/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr

Elk
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6090/6092164340_cf7f28380d_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/6092164340/)
Elk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/6092164340/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr

Mountain Goat
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6206/6091620123_962d7b5fcc_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/6091620123/)
Mountain Goat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/6091620123/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr

It was a fun day at the preserve although it was raining the whole time. I don't usually use my flash but I did use it on some of the photos. I had it set to underexpose by 1 stop.

Sorry for the long post!

aubintbay
08-29-2011, 09:20 PM
Nice pics. I like the sense of motion in the first one.

edG
08-30-2011, 07:07 AM
very nice series

DNPhoto
08-31-2011, 08:49 PM
Thanks you guys! It was a fun day with the animals.

Bambi
08-31-2011, 10:06 PM
I quite like them! I really like Arctic Fox #4, caribou and the mountain goat

Hillbillygirl
09-02-2011, 08:09 AM
Very nice series Dan. Really like that first Lynx and the Caribou shot especially.

Iguanasan
09-02-2011, 11:24 AM
What a really cool series. Love seeing all those wild animals in their natural habitat. Well done.