Bronze / 2019 / Nature / Wildlife

Iberian lynx

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Wildlife
  • Photographer
    Csaba Tokolyi
  • Credit
    © 2018 Csaba Tokolyi

A highly endangered Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) taking a break at a clearing in the forest near Adamuz, Spain. With only 500 or so individuals living in the wild, the Iberian lynx is categorised as EN-endangered in the IUCN Red List. Conservation efforts helped the species from extinction in the 2000's when only around a 100 animals roamed the Iberian peninsula.

I picked up photography as a hobby during school years, and remained a casual snapper for years. Then I started diving, and my life changed in many ways. My passion for nature photography started underwater. And after a few years, I started to follow the Darwinian path of evolution and ventured out of the water into the realm of land based nature photography...