Lynx catching Snowshoe Hare

Lynx and Snowshoe Hare

A Snowshoe Hare falls victim of it’s classic enemy, the Lynx.

This haunting image was achieved remotely with the use of a a tripwire and was photographed by Ed Cesar, somewhere deep in the snowy wilderness of Alberta.

Prints are available via, here’s a direct link

Originally scanned from ‘The American North Woods / The Worlds Wild Places‘ form the Time-Life Series 1972 / 1988 seventh Reprint. I own a few of these books, purchased from a local Oxfam. They contain pretty much everything you need to know about each “wild place” and are packed with stunning landscape and wildlife photography. However none quite so dramatic as the above shot.

If you’d like to read more on how Ed Cesar was able to capture this stunning moment on film there is double page feature on his work that ran in the November 1966 edition of Popular Science Magazine.  View at Google Books.

Alberta native Ed Cesar worked a was a pioneer and advocate in the development and adoption of humane trapping standards. He started photographing wildlife and writing articles for magazines in 1959. Moving onto film Ed directed 10 documentaries, and a series of short films all shown on Canadian national television.

Edward (Ed) Daniel Cesar passed away 2 December 2012, aged 88. A link to his obituary is here.


Thanks t0 Calie for the updated information, and the correct credit (Jan 2013).