Lynx on the threshold

Sergio Marijuán's Image

After months of waiting, Sergio’s carefully set camera trap finally gave him the picture he wanted: a young Iberian lynx perfectly framed in the doorway of an abandoned hayloft on a farm in Spain.

Lynx were widespread on the Iberian Peninsula before the early 1900s. Hunting and habitat loss pushed this species to the brink of extinction by 2002, when fewer than 100 lynx could be found in Spain. Today, thanks to ongoing conservation efforts, numbers of Iberian lynx are on the rise.

Behind the lens

Sergio Marijuán

Sergio Marijuán


Sergio's early relationship with nature was driven by curiosity and fascination, which led to taking trips to encounter wildlife. In areas where he began to photograph, the wildlife was elusive, which has made him value and cherish every moment with it. Sergio now focuses on conservation photography and photojournalism. In recent years he has collaborated on a conservation project with WWF Spain.

Image details

  • Canon EOS 6D
  • 16–35mm f2.8 lens at 22mm
  • 1/200 sec at f11  •   ISO 2000 PIR sensor tripod
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