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Rock Hyrax

Rock Hyrax
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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/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wildlife of israel [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-05 9:58
Viewed: 6783
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After posting baby Hyrax, this is an adult Hyrax (maybe the father . . .), it was posing to me so I could take few picture of it.

Strange and Interesting Facts

The hyrax is very strange and interesting, with some surprising relatives. Believe it or not, this rabbit sized animal is closely related to elephants and hoofed animals. Its anatomy is like and elephant and a horse. The brain of the animal is like the elephant’s and the stomach is like the horse’s. Its skeleton resembles that of a rhinoceros. The upper incisors resemble rodents’ teeth; the upper cheek teeth are like the rhino’s and the lover cheek teeth resemble the hippo’s.
The hyrax’s padded soles of its feet have a flap of shin that can be pulled up to make a suction cup. This offers help in climbing rocks. Its hind feet resemble a capybara and tapir. The hyrax has the characteristics of may different animals.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-05 13:36]

You really floored me with all this info. I have one more for you, thee are 2 types, those living in rocks and other in trees! This is a nice shot of our dassie, or also called rock rabbit.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-05 14:55]

Nice one Elroyie, excellent detail, he looks all cute and cuddly until you see his teeth. Compositin is spot on, and the glint in the eye very 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)
  • [2004-08-05 15:15]

I love the eyes, but this guy needs some dental work :). This is the best dassie you have posted yet and I love the DOF and detail in this. Stunning shot

Looks more like a vampire than a hyrax ;0). Seriously ,looks to be a good clean well framed image.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-08-06 12:47]

A nice shot, really.
Great focus, we can see in your back by reflexion on its eyes.
Good colours and composition, and an interesting note.
Nice job you did.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-10 13:04]

Elroyie, very nice composition and pose.

Excellent sharpness, POV and DOF. Pleasant brown shades.

Great job.

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