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Eurasian Lynx by WillemSvdMerwe Eurasian Lynx by WillemSvdMerwe
The Eurasian Lynx, Lynx lynx, is a stout wild cat species that occurs, as you might have guessed, in Europe and Asia.  It prefers the cool, northern regions.  In winter it gets a thick poofy fur coat, and with its huge, fluffy feet it can walk on powder snow.  This lynx reaches a shoulder height of 75 cm/30" and a bodyweight of 38 kg/84 lbs.  It can kill deer of up to 150 kg/330 lbs, and feeds on large prey more than any other lynx species.

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Nikki-vdp Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019
Gorgeous colours :love:
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019
Thank you very much!
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MarthaLaufej Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
great!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019
Thanks!
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, the detail here is incredible, and the eyes look so alive. :wow:
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019
Thanks, glad you like!
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DracoFlameus Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous lynx! Wonderful detail in that captivating gaze. We don't have lynxes where I live, but I do see bobcats on the occasion. Always makes my day when I can witness such an elusive predator. In the last 2 years, there has been lots of bobcat activity where I deer hunt, and I've been lucky enough to film them, including one that was solid black. They are aware of my presence long before I of theirs, but fortunately they are content with just passing by. I have heard tales of them mistaking turkey hunters on the ground for prey, which is why I was always advised to keep my back against a tree. And I myself have had to chase one off of a hog my father and I shot.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
Hi and thanks!  Interesting about the black bobcat.   I haven't yet seen any melanistic wild feline over here ... closest was our cat Felix, who was all black and pretty wild!
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DracoFlameus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha, I have two black cats who are pretty wild too. Their mother was feral when she had them. Even though I handled them and spent a lot of time with them since birth, they remain skittish when it comes to a lot of things.
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The-Long-Feline Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you really putted a lot of effort in this piece:D it looks highly realistic to me.
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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
Thanks very much!
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The-Long-Feline Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome:D
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bornin2this Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
Stunning
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
Thank you!
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bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
You're very welcome😊, how are you?.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
Thanks!  I'm fairly all right, and you?
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bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
I'm doing good, thanks!:hug:.
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Anastasiy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I love your art! Great work with the colors
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
Thank you very much!
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
She is so lovely :love:

Ooh, I really love this, it turned out so well capturing her beauty perfectly :clap: Willem, you are crazy talented!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
Thanks, and double thanks for giving me permission to use her!
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inkscarab Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019
It's so cute that you want it... but... death seems like a very bad repercussion. 
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
Thanks heh heh!
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Dentlos Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Warning: Not to be kept as a house pet.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
Indeed!  Thanks for commenting.
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Dentlos Featured By Owner Edited Jan 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a Great Aunt who kept one as a pet, he ran away. Thankfully no one was hurt. Well, technically it was a Bobcat, which is a relative of the Lynx.
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FluffySt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous :O
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
Thank you!
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FluffySt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
np ;)
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Lilmizflashythang Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
Thanks a lot!
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Lilmizflashythang Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D.
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SharkeyTrike Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
Thank you!
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bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019
Good morning friend, Eurasian Lynx is so cute.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
Glad you like, thanks!
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MihaiSMANGALESTE Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
DeviantArt wow
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
Thanks!
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bubul1986 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019
good
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
Thank you!
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Stippy-steps Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019
Who gave you the authorization to be this amazing?:)
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
Well no-one, I hope I'm not in trouble!  Thanks for comment!
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Stippy-steps Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
:D no problem
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Concini Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sooo fluffy! Amazing work :)
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
Thanks a lot!
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ValorRae Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019   General Artist
I like the subtle color variation you did for the fur.
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lovely portrait of this lovely wild cat. I love the ear tufts that lynxes have.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
Thank you very much!
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bhut Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019
This is one amazing animal portrait!
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