For the second time in as many months, Parks Canada has photographed and filmed a lynx family in Banff National Park.
Earlier this month, resource conservation specialist Alex Taylor captured some rare images of two lynx at Deer Lodge in the Lake Louise area.
The month prior, Taylor was able to photograph a female lynx and her cub climbing through a narrow space in a fence.
“This lynx family has been putting on quite the show this winter for a few incredibly fortunate park visitors,” said Taylor in a release Thursday.
“Given their reclusive nature, we don’t see them that often, so this winter has been pretty special. Though we can’t say for sure, we think they’ve been taking advantage of a rise in the local snowshoe hare population, which is their preferred food.”
According to Parks Canada, Taylor was able to photograph the mother lynx without disturbing her, as she sat almost motionless in front of a glass window for nearly 30 minutes, presumably preoccupied with her own reflection.
“I’m pretty sure we all had an incredible and rare viewing experience,” said Taylor. “It is possible the adult lynx saw, in her own reflection, another lynx that she thought may have presented some sort of a threat to her kitten and she wanted to keep an eye on it.”