Lynx, Denali National Park
“This was the most magical hour I’ve ever spent in the woods,” says Barbara Woodmansee, 50. The nurse from Gainesville, FL, was watching a beaver when the cat appeared. “The lynx sat just inside the treeline and quietly watched the beaver moving back and forth in the creek,” she says. Woodmansee moved to within 10 yards without spooking the cat, allowing her to get this intimate shot. The hike From the visitor center, take the 1.5-mile Horseshoe Lake Trail (nps.gov/dena). Nikon D300S 1/80 second, f/5.6
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