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Banded Mongoose


Banded Mongoose
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Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 406] (2181)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 7D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-30 7:43
Viewed: 4134
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was taken at Masai Mara.

The Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo) is a mongoose commonly found in the central and eastern parts of Africa. It lives in savannas, open forests and grasslands and feeds primarily on beetles and millipedes. Mongooses use various types of dens for shelter including termite mounds. While most mongoose species live solitary lives, the banded mongoose live in colonies with a complex social structure.

The banded mongoose is a sturdy mongoose with a large head, small ears, short, muscular limbs and a long tail, almost as long as the rest of the body. Animals of wetter areas are larger and darker colored than animals of dryer regions. The abdominal part of the body is higher and rounder than the breast area. The rough fur is grayish brown, and there are several dark brown to black horizontal bars across the back. The limbs and snout are darker, while the underparts are lighter than the rest of the body. Banded mongooses have long strong claws that allow them to dig in the soil.

An adult animal can reach a length of 30 to 45 cm and a weight of 1.5 to 2.25 kg. The tail is 15 to 30 cm long.

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Ciao Sujoy, great capture of cute creature in nice pose, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-30 11:42]

Hi Sujoy,a fantastic pic talking about the specie,the sharpness and the position,just the size is very very little,you could increase the size the next time.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-30 11:47]

Hello Sujoy,
Beautiful photo of this Mangoose in excellent sharpness. Nice pose with eye contact. You can increase your photo to 800 x 531 pxs next time.
Regards,
Peter

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-11-30 12:50]

Grandiosa imagem muito bem trabalhada, qualidade ótima, meus parabéns por esta imagem, gosto muito da composição aplicado nesta foto.
Nilson

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-11-30 22:20]

Hi Sujoy,
Excellent photo-composition of this banded mongoose, great sharpness, fine colors and details!
regards, Joska

Bonjour Sujoy,
L'image est un peu trop petite et le cadrage est trop serré dans le bas mais le sujet est tout de même relativement bien valorisé.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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