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Lynx at Ajolí Bridge

By José Antonio Sánchez Iglesias

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Look who was giving us access to the Park last June 1st. A male Lynx yawning quietly after drinking in the waters that still run under the Ajolí Bridge, next to El Rocío.

Lince bostezando junto a un árbol

He looked at us a few times as if he cared a hoot that we were there enjoying the sighting.

lince junto a un árbol

While nightingales and cetti’s warblers sang around us, our lynx thoroughly washed his face, as all cats do, looked at us a couple of times and, as if we were not there, began to walk.

lince caminando

Thanks David Matthews, my client that day, for the pic

 

We watched dumbfounded as he continued his slow walk to stand right in front of our vehicle, just 20 meters away.

lince macho caminando sobre la arena

Photograph taken through the windscreen

 

and disappear through the fence among the vegetation, unconcerned as if  the encounter meant nothing at all for him. However it was a truly exciting experience for David and his wife that they will keep in its memory.

lince caminando

Photograph taken through the windscreen

 

By, see you next time, take care.

About José Antonio Sánchez Iglesias

José Antonio Sánchez se licenció en Biología por la Universidad de Sevilla en 1985. Más tarde, durante varios años, se dedicó a organizar y guiar rutas de senderismo y naturaleza ...

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  1. Paul Kenyon Reply June 27, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Seems to be a popular place for them to drink at. Seen evidence every time I go there

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