April 20, 2013
In April 2013 we were following the “Tracks of the Last Iberian Lynx” in the Guadalquivir Delta (South of Spain).
It is a distinct specie from the Boreal Lynx of our regions. The last populations are living in the remote mountains of the Sierra Morena, and the region of “Coto Donana” in South-West of Spain. Efforts of protection are done since several years, but the specie is still in critical danger of extinction on the IUCN list. This is one of the most endangered mammals in the world. The marshes of Donana are also one of the top European destination for bird-watching, and we were able there to photograph a lot of birds (herons, egrets, ibis, purple swanphen, white-headed duck, eagles, storks, flamingoes …).
April is the period when the Lynx are giving birth to their new ones. So it is also one of the moments of the year when they are very shy, and the specie is even more difficult to find at this time. After three weeks of expectation, our efforts were rewarded.
Some of our pictures from Spain are exposed in “GALERIE DU LION” in Orléans (France), from June 20th to August 17th, 2014. The title of this Exhibition is “Between Sky and Earth”, and we are exposing with three other famous photographers : Tony Crocetta, Jean-Claude Picard et Nicolas Lesnartowski.