While Katmai is all about the bears, one of the best wildlife encounters I experienced was with a lynx. My roommate and I went for an evening paddle on a lake. We heard a cry from an animal that unlike anything I’d heard before. We decided to paddle along the shore to discover what was making the sound. Much to our surprise we spotted a lynx sitting along the shoreline. The rest of the encounter was magical. The lynx walked the shore watching us and seemed to say, “Look at you all gliding across the water.” We replied to the lynx, “Look at you softly gliding through the forest.” It was as magical a wildlife encounter as I’ve ever experienced.
How beautiful, Russ. I think this is something you should frame because of the beauty and the memories of the experience.
Perhaps one day I’ll have a gallery to hang it in!
Look at that stare… probably had never seen anything the likes of you! Very cool.
He did look at us with wonder…
Who are you wandering in my territory.
Lovely picture! I’ve never seen one before I probably would’ve freaked
Beautiful description of one of those encounters that are just as seldom as they are magical. You should author children’s books on wildlife.
That would be a fun book to write!