King of the Canines
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2004-09-15 5:08]
Very good Gerhard.
The good pictures toghter with the exemplary good note
make this very great.
Gerhard, Each morning I've been sharing photos from TN with my wife. Showed her your skulls & I quote - "You mean he's someone like you who keeps dead bodies around the house! ;-) I also have a skull collection from animals domestic & wild from this area. I think learning the anatomy of animals is an important aspect of an interest in nature..Very useful note - Thanx!
- japie (5187)
- [2004-09-15 11:28]
The shots of th skulls are great, but your note even more so. Baboons can be great entertainement causing us to forget that it is a successful survivor in a hostile world and extremely dangerous when the need arises. Very powerful image and note combo. Thanks for reminding me.
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2004-09-15 13:55]
This is excellent Gerhard. The strength of this post is I think in the footnote which was fascinating reading and the skulls form a good comparison of each animals teeth and jaws. Well done.
- PDP (11769)
- [2004-09-15 14:25]
Good pictures and fantastic note. I knew Baboons could be dangerous but I didn't realise they could tear a leopard apart!
Very good work Gerhard.
- urban (413)
- [2004-09-15 15:08]
Really good note there and an interesting comparison in the pictures.
- gbac (76)
- [2004-09-15 16:31]
Great and very instructive note, now I know that baboon can be very dangerous. I am very surprised to see the comparison between the baboon and the leopard skull.
Well done Gerhard.
- Jeppe (193)
- [2004-09-15 17:14]
Thanks for sharing this different and learning shot - not to mention the note - very educational and amazing to watch those cranies - specially the baboon - no handfeeding of those ever ;-)
- extramundi (13178)
- [2004-09-15 17:37]
Great info of a very good theme, I enjoyed much your note and pictures. Thanks.
- RAP (7405)
- [2004-09-15 18:59]
Interesante e inusual comparacion Gerhard.
Excelente composicion por la presentacion, por su nitidez y por tus notas.
Interesting and unusual Gerhard comparison.
Excellent composition by the presentation, its clearness and your notes.
- carper (8439)
- [2004-09-16 2:47]
Very good anotomie lesson.
Echt ik moest toch wel even goed kijken. Maar met je verhaal erbij, vind ik het echt super goed. Erg goed werk Gerhard.
- Callie (7555)
- [2004-09-16 7:10]
Size for size. the baboon has the bigest canines in the world! Nice note too. enjoyed it and the baboon skul. Feel a bit sorry for the leopard, though!
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2007-08-30 0:18]
Very interesting subject. Thanks for this post. Nevertheless a few remarks:
1 - Please read:
which is quite in contrast with the baboon supremacy that you mention.
2 - A scale would have been welcome on each of the two pics as I guess the leopard skull is bigger than the one of baboons.
3 - The upper right canine of the leopard is broken. It gives the wrong impression that the leopard teeth is smaller. A pic of the left side would have been more appropriate for a fair comparison.