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Eyes of the Forest by BlackMysticA Eyes of the Forest by BlackMysticA
Portrait of an Eurasian lynx ( Lynx lynx ). The silent, mysterious hunter of the North. Rarely seen but living close to us. This will be a poster, used by the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (Norsk Institiutt for Naturforskning)- NINA.

The Eurasian lynx is twice the size of a Canadian lynx and is able to kill roe deer, sheep, red deer and rein deer. This causes conflicts with sheep and reindeer herders in Norway and the rest of Scandinavia, resulting in hunting quota's, but also poaching. Living together with large carnivores is difficult. But the supervisor of my work at NINA has once written this: "The carnivores have shown they can live with us. We have yet to show that we are willing to share our landscapes with them"

This means not placing them behind fences in reserves - but living together on the same ground. It needs compromises but there is a future for carnivores like the Eurasian lynx, only if we change our minds towards predators close to us. Are we willing to do this?

If you're interested in a print of this poster and I can try to make work of it!

Art by me! Please don't copy and/or use it without my permission
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MudTheCat Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Do You Have Super Powers?
BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I have, dearie :evillaugh: (srry - quoting my favourite character of the series Once upon a Time).
hannnahbos Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is breathtaking! 
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant capture! :)
AusieOtterPie Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh this is amaizng!!!!1 I wove it so much!!!!!!!!!!1
Underworld-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When i first saw this i was like "How did you get so good picture?" But then i realize that it was drawing, not picture! It looks so real!
Griffiney Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist
The picture looks perfect! At first I thought that this is photo!
BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks - hehe that's good to hear :)
mikai-jin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you print it as a mug, I'll get one !!!
BlackMysticA Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You brought me on a very good idea!! Maybe it will work out somehow 8D How is it going by the way? ...aww I miss you all there in Paris...hope I can come again maybe this year
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