|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]|
|Mara (dolichotis patagonum) Patagonian hare or is a rodent that resembles a very large hare. This is the third largest rodent, after the capybara and the beaver! The mara is a good runner: it can indeed achieve a top speed of over 45 km / h! It is strictly herbivorous and feeds mainly on leaves and herbs that can graze sitting, lying or standing. One of the peculiarities of the Mara is that the female can breed when two months, the male only after 1 year. Gestation lasts 80 to 90 days, and the mother gives birth to 2 or 3 small.|
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Thanks for sharing this animal that we do not see very often on the gallery. This one looks like it could be a youngster, but I can be totally wrong because I do not have any knowledge about these animals. I very much like the green grass that creates the ideal backdrop as well as a natural framing around the Mara. This animal has beautiful, thick fur that is seen with great clarity and its olive shaped big black eyes is lovely. Best regards.
- [2010-09-27 1:24]
this is something special and i have never seen this animal before. Nice view with excellent sharpness and good background colours.
It looks like a small calf. Well presented and thanks for sharing such a unique animal.
Hi Rudy MF!
Nice to see you after a relatively long break from TN!
Welcome back! This is realy awesome capture of this cute baby Patagonian hare!
TFS and have a nice day MF!
Imagen fantastica de esta Mara, que parece estar preñada por su amplia barriga, buena composición y buen marco.
Un saludo de Antonio