Photographer wakes up to noises on back porch, grabs his camera and takes dozens of adorable photos

Photographer Tim Newton was startled awake by noises coming from his back porch.

Given his profession, Tim had a camera within arms reach and decided to bring it along for his investigation.

“I crept over to the window and opened the curtains a crack, and could see it looked like a cat,” Tim told local NBC affiliate KTUU Channel 2 News. “I started to think nothing more of it,” he said. “But then I noticed it had really big feet and little tiny hairs on its ears. So I knew then it was probably a lynx kitten – not a full grown cat.”

“They’re kind of confused that there might be anything near, because I’m behind the screen,” he explained. “But they can hear my camera. That’s that one picture where you see them on the deck. They’re looking at the noise.”

The full story was shared on Tim’s Facebook page,

Tim was awakened by noises on our deck last week – and looked outside. In astonishment, he grabbed his camera.. and can you believe it? Mama Lynx and her SEVEN kits!! She called to them and they all lined up right outside in front of where he was standing (he was inside the screen door!) Amazing ALASKA WILD LIFE!!! (They proceeded to run and play on our deck, and then in our yard!)

Take a look at these beautiful animals at play in the gallery below and be sure to visit Tim’s website to buy prints of your favorites!

“They were using the deck as a playground,” he says. “And those cats were chasing each other, and frolicking, and crouching and running. Just back and forth, across that deck, for about a half-hour. I’ve concluded from this that lynx must spend about 1 percent of their time chasing rabbits, and 99 percent of their time chasing each other.”






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