You have to admit that being woken awake isn’t the finest sensation in the world. Especially when there’s no compelling reason to do so. However, being awoken early in the morning by an unusual noise turned out to be a nice surprise for this man. Tim Newton, an Alaskan photographer, noticed some strange noises coming from his porch and proceeded to investigate. And, surprise, surprise… Seven adorable lynx cubs and their mother paid him a visit.
Without a second though, Tim rushed to grab the camera and captured the unique sight. The beautiful creatures were far from being shine as they lined up right outside in front of where he was standing behind the screen door. They never looked uncomfortable in front of the camera. They were just acting like the porch was their playground.
“I snuck up to the window and flung open the curtains a little, revealing what appeared to be a cat.” I stopped paying attention to it. But then I realized that it had really large feet and little hairs on its ears. So I realized it was definitely a lynx kitten – not a full-grown cat,” Tim told Channel 2 about his wonderful encounter. “And lo and behold, one by one, all these baby lynx shuffled out onto the deck, right in front of me, where I was standing behind the screen,” says the narrator.
He described them as “racing back and forth, pouncing on each other.” “I began snapping away.” “Wow!” I said. What unbelievable good fortune. This is just fantastic! They were adorable. “It was adorable!”
The lynx is a type of wild cat that is notorious for its elusiveness. Tim has only seen a few in the wild on a few of occasions. It was a great experience to have such a rare opportunity to picture them up-close from the comfort of his own home. For any animal enthusiast, especially a wildlife photographer, this is a dream come true.
Tim explained, “I’ve never seen so many lynx.” “I was astounded to see so many lynx on my balcony.” They resumed their game. They all played on my deck for the following 40 minutes. They were pursuing, tumbling, and grappling each other.”
“We’re always ecstatic when we come upon animals.” It makes me feel grateful – grateful for my home. I’m grateful for the opportunity to view these lynx up close.”
What an amazing sight to witness!