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Xerus inauris


Xerus inauris
Photo Information
Copyright: Jan Hamadak (hamady) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 17] (248)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 400D
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Zoo animals, My Mammals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-23 12:34
Viewed: 4051
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cape ground squirrel from ZOO Prague.
The Cape Ground Squirrel (Latin name Xerus inauris) is found in most of the drier parts of Southern Africa from South Africa through to Botswana and into Namibia.

The name Cape Ground Squirrel is somewhat misleading as it actually has a much wider area of distribution. This common name may have been arrived at to distinguish it from a tree squirrel found around Cape Town which was imported from Europe by settlars. Fortunately this introduced squirrel has remained in a narrow area in Cape Town and does not seem to be a negative influence on local fauna.


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Very sharp, Jan.
Funny fellow:-)
TFS
Annick

This is a superb shot! Excellent composition, sharpness, and texture - not to mention the subject is terrific! :)

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-23 23:45]

Hi Jan,

A nice composed,with good POV,Sharpness and crop,well done and tfs

Paul

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