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Honey Badger

Honey Badger
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Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 1 N: 588] (7772)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2000
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1V, Canon EF100-400 IS, Fuji Provia 100F
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): wildlife of israel2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-08 15:12
Viewed: 31223
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Honey Badger (Mellivora capensis). In Israel it is rare but distributed throughout the country.In Israel common the badger (Meles)thet is not related at all to the Honey Badger. This Badger it is from captivity, captured in the Judean Hills. This species is widely distributed in Africa and in south-western Asia from the Mediterranean to India. Captive specimens did not show any interst in honey.It is not omnivorous unlike Meles but decidedly carnivorous.Specimens that raid bee-hives,as they did in Israel, areprobably more intreested in the larvae and pupae than in the honey.

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Hi Eyal, I've not been around much lately,but here I am. I love the colours in this.Theyre very subtle,but very organic.It looks like you had to sharpen this a bit.Your note is very interesting. Great capture.

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2005-01-08 17:52]

Very cool capture! Just look at those choppers on it!

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Very nice shot, I like the contrast with the yellow flours.
Well done.

Honey Badger? never knew there was such a thing. Very good capture Eyal. Thanks for posting.

Very good catch, good timing to show it's carnivorous aspect. Quite good quality despite it's scanned from a paper proof with, as it seems, some magenta hues too present. It's a real nature shot of an animal difficult to spot. Very well done, Eyal.

Hi Eyal
This guy we - my wife and I, call Fast and furious - because of the way he is always in a hurry, digging, snarling running, but never still to allow me a shot. We have seen them in both Kruger and the Kalahari, but I still have o nail one, I like the way he is eating here, and the BG works well too - TFS.

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