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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D 300s, Nikon AF-S DX 55-300 mm F/4.5-5.6G ED VR
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-03 6:30
Viewed: 1924
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As unbelievable as it may sound, but mongooses were revered by various ancient civilizations, including the Egyptian Civilization; the mummified mongooses found in the Egyptian tombs validate this very fact.

Mongooses are found abundantly in Eurasia and Africa. There exist 33 species of mongoose, which are grouped into 14 different genus. While most of these are enlisted as 'Least Concerned' species by the IUCN, there are a few, like the collared mongoose (Herpestes semitorquatus) and the Angolan kusimanse (Crossarchus ansorgei), which are categorized as 'Data Deficient'. These carnivorous mammals are active hunters which feed on eggs of the birds and other smaller animals like frogs, insects and worms. Some of the species do supplement their diet with fruits and nuts.

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This is a GREAT SHOT, look at that eye contact, crisp detail and such a Trek delight!

Hello Subhash

Yes this is a great close-up shot of this Mongoose
with its expressive pose and glance on you,
excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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