Rare Photos Capture A Lynx In Colorado’s San Juan Mountains

September 10, 2015
Photo: Rare lynx in San Juans (AP Photo)
In this April 20, 2011 photo, provided by the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife, a rare lynx is captured by remote research camera, prowling along in the snow of the San Juan Mountains, in southwestern Colorado.

But the elusive animals are rarely seen or photographed.

Now state researchers have captured photos of lynx as they prowl the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado.

Using automated cameras mounted in trees, the researchers are studying where lynx live and how well they're doing.

Eric Odell, manager of Colorado Parks and Wildlife's carnivore conservation program, estimates 200 to 300 lynx live in Colorado.