This intriguing photograph was taken by Sara Germain for the Lynx Project. It shows the moment Nathan Berg realizes that the large predator he's carrying is waking up from sedation. The Canada lynx is focused on the photographer but is most likely surprised to be in the arms of the very species he's spent his life avoiding. We can assume that no harm was done because the photo managed to be posted.
After we place a satellite collar on each lynx, weigh them, record measurements, and collect samples for genetic and isotope analysis, we place them back in their enclosed log box trap until they have fully recovered; then we release them. This adult male was just beginning to wake up as we carried him to and placed him back in his enclosure to recover. Thanks @sara.germain for the fantastic photo!
The Northwest Boreal Lynx Project is studying the movements of Canada lynx in relation to their main prey, the snowshoe hare. Read more about their work here. -via Bored Panda, where you'll see plenty more images of Canada lynx.