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Rock Badger (Coney)

Rock Badger (Coney)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-04-06 16:10
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Points: 20
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I saw quite a few of these little critters while in Israel. Depending on who you talked to, I learned they were called either Coneys or Rock Badgers.

I must confess they looked very similar to our groundhogs back in Ohio, except they didn't appear to have a tail. They could be found almost anywhere there were large piles of boulders.

They didn't seem to be too afraid of humans unless you got to close. The younger ones looked as though they were have a good time chasing each other over, under and around the large rocks.

I was told they were actually considered pest at times, as they like to raid vegetable gardens and crops. This definitely sounds like our groundhogs back home to me!!

I will post more in the WS.

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Hello Ron,
This is a wonderful image with a interesting animal. The image has a superb clarity and excellent details of this small mammal.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-07 2:38]

Hello Ron,
Excellent photo of this Rock Badger which I've had never seen in the wild in beautiful natural colors and great sharpness. Nice pose with eye contact. Beautiful WS photos too.

hallo Ron
very nice to see this animal
good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

The location of this shot is wonderful, Ron. Couldn't think of a better resting place for this guy than that solid rock. The sun is apparently bright and right on top, but the capture is just perfect since I can see veritable glow in the little critter's eyes. I bet it's fully aware of your presence.
Thanks for sharing another wonderful picture from your trip to Israel.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-04-07 9:52]

Hi Ron,
Nice animal for me totally unknown. Nice colours and perfect details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ron

With the ones in the WS, great photos, here fine POV to obtain its lovely glance,
in the ones of the WS I specially love because environmental photos, TFS


Hello Ron,
Beautiful species you have captured. Hope one day I will find them in Sub-Saharan Africa too or if go to Cape Town.
Nice POV with well details.
Thanks for sharing with useful information,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-07 15:23]

Hi Ron,very interesting post about this specie very rare and not often seen on TN,I like the peaceful pose and the impressive quality despite the difficult light,useful post,very well done.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ron,
perfectly clear and well detailed capture of ground hogs enjoying their life in nicely shadowed shelters. Those people who are considering them to be a pest might be reminded that Rock Badgers, as may well be seen here, are closely related to elephants. Considering the way their relatives would treat gardens and crops, Rock Badgers are behaving like angels.
Thank you! With best regards,

Ciao Ron, great capture of cute creature, fantastic light, wonderful colors, fibe details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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