wild boars with deer
|Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun)
|Date Taken: 2007-06-22|
|Camera: Nikon D200, AF Nikkor 28-105 Macro|
|Exposure: f/5.0, 1/160 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-06-30 9:38|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Also called WILD BOAR, OR WILD PIG, any of the wild members of the pig species Sus scrofa, family Suidae. The term boar is also used to designate the male of the domestic pig, guinea pig, and various other mammals. The term wild boar, or wild pig, is sometimes used to refer to any wild member of the Sus genus.|
The wild boar--which is sometimes called the European wild boar--is the largest of the wild pigs and is native to forests ranging from western and northern Europe and North Africa to India, the Andaman Islands, and China. It has been introduced to New Zealand and to the United States (where it mixed with native feral species). It is bristly haired, grizzled, blackish or brown in colour, and stands up to 90 cm (35 inches) tall at the shoulder. Except for old males, which are solitary, wild boars live in groups. The animals are swift, nocturnal, and omnivorous and are good swimmers. They possess sharp tusks, and, although they are normally unaggressive, they can be dangerous.
From earliest times, because of its great strength, speed, and ferocity, the wild boar has been one of the favourite beasts of the chase. In some parts of Europe and India it is still hunted with dogs, but the spear has mostly been replaced with the gun.
In Europe the boar is one of the four heraldic beasts of the chase and was the distinguishing mark of Richard III, king of England. As an article of food, the boar's head was long considered a special delicacy.
There is also a female chital (spotted deer) along with the wild boars. There are a lot of young wild boars in the picture.I took this picture in Bandipur Naional Park in Karnataka (INDIA).
This is a handheld shot. I used Nikon D-200 camera and nikor 28-105mm lens which has built in macro.
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This is a good picture. The chital looks it is interested to join this family :-).
Good picture and the exposure is very good!
Interesting picture with a very nice capture of habitat. I think the DOF is a little shallow - the picture might have been sharper with a smaller aperture.
Nice shot, the deer makes the shot interesting else it might have looked a common one. TFS, Regards anil
- [2007-07-01 5:01]
Good image Arjun. It is a bit soft in focus but a great and enjoyable scenery. Cheers, Klaus
Dear Arjun, Good picture, ncely captured wild boar family. well done. with best regards.vab.