- fragman (36605)
- [2008-03-30 8:40]
nice family, we have them in Israel as well, they eat all our flower bulbs at the Jerusalem Botacnial Gardens. TFS Ori
- cako (3391)
- [2008-03-30 9:31]
This is very nice picture.
- CeltickRanger (34552)
- [2008-03-30 16:30]
superbe image de ses Porc-épics Africains
avec une excellente lumière, excellent POV et DOF,
excellente netteté et détails de ces bestioles, TFS
- jusninasirun (14652)
- [2008-03-30 20:58]
Thanks for sharing this excellent image Albert. You have captured these animal in flawless clarity even though they are hard to spot. Well done and best regards. Jusni
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-03-31 3:26]
Great shot of this porcupine group.
I like teh composition and good sharpness.
- soccer (2557)
- [2008-03-31 3:31]
A very unusual spot and pic. The Lighting is very good for night time and gives good detail of the subjects.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-03-31 8:42]
WHat a splendid capture of this group of Porcupines standing out very nicely against the sand. Good focus, great sharpness and natural colours. A very fine composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-04-01 20:48]
Hahahaha! Quelle bonne photo, tout y est parfait, la composition, la netteté et l'exposition! Bravo et merci!
- waylim (1765)
- [2008-04-03 18:16]
Wow, how cute are these orcupines. Very well captured, with good sharpness and clarity. I enjoyed it.
- ramthakur (50385)
- [2008-04-06 0:04]
Sharp and crisp image of these Porcupines, Albert.
Though I used to collect the quills of these animals in my younger days, I was never able to see even a single one of them with my own eyes in my whole life.
That way, your picture gives me a wonderful ooportunity to view five of them foraging together at night.
TFS and regards.
- claudine (0)
- [2008-04-11 9:39]
What a look! Qu'elle espèce originale, je n'en avais jamais vu des comme ça auparavent! Ce sont de bien curieuses petites bêtes. Tu as capté de très bons détails dans une excellente composition et maitrise du flash. Merci pour cette photo intéressante.
- Jamesp (18864)
- [2008-04-11 9:54]
This is, as you say, a rare and difficult capture. I have only seen them once - on a night drive in the Chulu Hills, Kenya. A great shot - good composition and POV with good colour and superb detail. Well observed and captured.
What a lovely bunch of rare and seldom seen porcupines. You managed to capture a fine shot of these rodents foraging for food morsels left at the feed. Good details and excellent colour rendition given the difficult circumstances you had to deal with.
I have to disagree with the species though. Hystrix cristata is the North African porcupine and is found north of the Equator. Actually your notes describes the location / distribution of the Northern species. The species which you obviously captured here is the Southern African porcupine - Hystrix africaeaustralis. According to my sources these species are "very similar and cannot be separated in the field", so it is merely a mater of location.
During my recent visit to Abu Madi Game Reserve, I had the opportunity to photograph some of these interesting night crawlers from up close, also at a feeding spot. I was ±3m from the porcupines when I photographed them. At near 1m in length they are a pretty sight from up close. I will soon post a photo and obviously tell the whole story to go with it.
Well done and TFS.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-05-07 11:42]
Guess you are privileged to see these animals in the wild...
Was surprised to read somewhere that their weapons are sometimes deadly for lions...
Comment vas-tu? es-tu retourné chez toi? Comme tu n'as pas encore mis de nouvelles images sur le site, je me suis promenée dans ta galerie et j'ai découvert ce petit bijou d'image. Cela ne m'étonne pas qu'elle ait été regardé déjà presque 5000 fois. Sujet plaisant, bien photographié et de belles couleurs naturelles. Bien vu!
Une belle journée
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-08-08 9:27]
Hi MF Albert,
An another awesome capture on wild life. A national geographic taste for me... Excellent focus and composition.
TFS and have a nice Sunday MF!