|Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal)
|Date Taken: 2010-12-19|
|Camera: Canon 7D|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-04-17 7:27|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This picture was taken at Masai Mara. Its a place which is full of surprise and you get to see almost all species. Here I bring one of them and I hope you like the same. Thanks for standing by.|
Mongooses (Herpestidae) are a family of 33 species of small carnivorans from southern Eurasia and mainland Africa. Four additional species from Madagascar in the subfamily Galidiinae, which were previously classified in this family, are also frequently referred to as "mongooses". Genetic evidence indicates that the Galidiinae are more closely related to other Madagascar carnivorans in the family Eupleridae, which is the closest living group to mongooses.
Mongooses mostly feed on insects, crabs, earthworms, lizards, snakes, chickens, and rodents. However, they also eat eggs and carrion.
The Indian Mongoose and others are popularly used to fight and kill venomous snakes, including vipers. They are adept at such tasks due to their agility, cunning, thick coat, and mutated acetylcholine receptors, which render them resistant or immune to snake venom. They typically avoid the cobra and have no particular affinity for consuming its meat.
Some species can learn simple tricks. They can be domesticated and are kept as pets to control vermin. However, they can be more destructive than desired: when imported into the West Indies to kill rats and snakes, they destroyed most of the small, ground-based fauna. For this reason, it is illegal to import most species of mongoose into the United States, Australia, and other countries. Mongooses were introduced to Hawaii in 1883, and have had a significant negative effect on native species.
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What a very nice image of this Mongoose. good natural low lighting that gives you this fabulous colours,
Great sharpness throughout,
Congratulations Sujoy and have a fabulous Week,
What a splendid capture with excellent details, colors and very good focus.
fantastic composition with a splendid POV.
I love the wonderful details of the hair.
Thanks for sharing!
a very beautiful capture of this Mongoose, very good sharpness, splendid colours, i like very much the nice posture of this small animal
Ciao Sujoy, great capture of lovely creature in nice pose, beautiful natural ambientation, fine details, splendid colors and wonderful sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Ciao Sujoy. Perfect sharp and light's menagement. Good DOF.
Hello Sujoy, beautiful capture of this wary animal, a good image both in terms of photography for the time of capture. All the best, Paul
Le cadrage, trop serré dans le bas de l'image, me parait tout de même un peut large mais le sujet est relativement bien valorisé dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.