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Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Collins (spike1) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 36] (234)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 70-200 f/4L
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-26 7:21
Viewed: 41833
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The real Tasmanian Devil (sarcophilus harrisii) looks much different to the Warner Bros cartoon character.

Real Tasmanian Devils weigh around 8-9kg, making them the largest living carnivorous marsupial. They do not, however, rotate sideways like a tornado and chew through trees and rocks.

Tasmanian Devils live in dry bush and scrub, feeding on dead sheep and wallabies, and sometimes take poultry from farms. Adults have a range rather than a set territory, and have been known to roam up to 16km to feed. Several dens are shared by TDs in the same range.

The TD is only found in Tasmania, disappearing from the Australian mainland around 500 years ago.

This animal was photographed at the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, which is devoted to preserving and displaying Australian animals in natural surroundings.

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I don't think we've see this guy on TN before. I really like the POV you captured here, nice and low. Its a bit noisy in the background, but the facial details are great, capturing the essence of this beast. Well done.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-05-26 8:28]
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Looks spooky ,devlish.

Great picture, Peter, is good to see a Tasmanian Devil, never seen one before.
Good POV with a nice low angel anf good details.
Very well done.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-05-26 14:16]
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Hi! my favourite beasts, thanks for show on TN. Robert

Wow, a real Tasmanian Devil. Very cool, Peter! Like that pose. Great composition. TFS. : )

hello Peter!
very interresting post for me.I have never seen it before.
details are amazing.Thanks for sharing.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-27 4:18]
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Thank you Peter for your picture ! Now I know the real Tasmanian Devil, because my nikename TAZ from cartoon ;-)
Inreresting and well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-27 4:22]
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Hi Peter!
Very nice capture.Details,clear eyes and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-27 16:31]
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Good capture of this wild animal Peter. I saw some at at Currumbin once, but they were quite shy. So this is good to see them up close. Good details, thank you.

Hello Peter

Nice looking speciman. Very good POV and details. Thanks

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