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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 75-300mm ISUSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Wildlife of israel, Hide & Seek [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-04 10:24
Viewed: 5449
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Scientific Name: Procavia capensis
Order: Hyracoidea
Body Length: 12-21 inches
Height(at shoulder): 8-12"
Weight: 8-9 lbs.
Color: Light to dark brown
Range: Africa to South-west Asia Habitat: Rocky terrain in the savanna

A hyrax is a brownish gray mammal that is rabbit-sized and resembles a guinea pig. It has a dense cost and a cream colored belly. There is a white spot of hair on is back covering a gland. This animal is twelve to twenty-two inches long and weighs four to eleven pounds.
The hyrax has short ears, short legs, a short tail and a pointed head. Its nails are long and curved with flat ends and resemble hooves. There are four toes on the front feet and three on the back feet. The upper teeth are triangular and overgrowing. The hyrax lives in rocky terrain in the savannas of Africa and parts of southwest Asia.

The female gives birth to two to four babies after six to seven months of gestation. The young are fully developed at birth and can run around soon after they are born. They can eat solid food in about three days. After ten weeks the babies are weaned and can reproduce by two years. ( http://natureniche.tripod.com )

This picture was taken on the east side of the Kineret when I saw a the whole family, they ran away from me but I managed to 'catch' few of them, this is a baby Hyrax, next time will be the adult.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-08-04 11:10]

really nice one Elroyie,
Good composition, good colours, very good note. You did a good job here.

Good one Elroyie.
Nice colors , composition and note are good
Well done

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-04 11:28]

Very nice capture. It looks to be the same creature as we have here in South Africa of which the afrikaans name is "Dassie". Callie and Gerhard should be able to confirm this. They generally fall pray to the larger eagles. I Like the composition up tho the rock at the bottom. I would have tried to crop that out but this is still a great capture.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-04 14:15]

Simpatico animal en una interesante captura.
Adecuada profundidad, colores bellos y el momento exacto, componen una bonita imagen.

Likeable animal in an interesting capture.
Suitable depth, beautiful colors and the exact moment, compose a pretty image.

Now this is great eagle food! Did you know that this is the nearest LIVING relative to an . . .Elephant? Go check me out, it i in the teeth, not the tusks!
A cute little chap. I would clone away most of the OOF bottom.

What a nice pose. From the little one. Lovely photo. Light is playing arounf a bit. I'll do a WS to see what I can do. Still a very nice photo accompanied by a detailed note. Great work. Also know as a "rock rabbit" in our neck of the woods.

Very nice , its good to see a genuine wild mammal , he looks very cute peeking round the rock, good note too. Callie beat me to the ellie bit, look forward to the next one.

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  • kb10 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 29] (155)
  • [2004-09-17 2:22]

I saw the same in kenya, and he is in the same family as elephant.
We call it : daman

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-09-24 3:57]

Quelle belle bête souriante!
Un peu sur-exposée peut-être, mais son attitude efface ses légères imperfections. Beau travail. Belle note.

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