* The Bat-Eared Fox *
|Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50)
|Date Taken: 1998-09|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-01-11 8:56|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I watched an excellent documentary about this animal on television a couple of weeks ago , this simply prompted me to search through my older travel prints and easily found this one . I scanned and PP'ed it until it was acceptable enough to show here. A photo i took on our own safari to Hwange National Park , Zimbabwe in late summer of 1998 . I admit to having captured this one with a short focal lens as he was calmly enjoying the late afternoon breeze lying here among his burrows,,,, right next to our campground which we had to return to before the closing of the gates at 6pm . He seemed so tame ! his ears are so impressive but ensure his survival in this harsh environment !|
Here is a brief description of this BIG-eared animal : The long-legged Bat-Eared Fox has enormous ears and as you'd expect its sense of hearing is very exceptional. Its tail is very bushy and the body is brown with white markings and black-tipped ears. It eats mainly insects , small animals , fruits and berries and while foraging for subterranean insects it can hear even faint sounds coming from below ground. By lowering its head towards the soil, ears parallel, it can use a sort of triangulation to get an exact fix on potential food , this is followed by a burst of frantic digging to capture the prey .As seen here , the Bat-Eared Fox normally inhabits multi-roomed burrows with several entrances , which it either digs or takes over . Active at night , especially just after sunset .Its only ennemies are large birds and hyenas .
Thank you for looking ,
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the pose reflects this tameness you noticed
very good colors too
This animal looks really cute! I'm sure he is fierce though. Great shot with the pose of the animal, the interesting light on the ground, and the uniqueness of the animal itself.
Great shot! It must have been fascinating to do the safari! Lisa
the ears are really big..that makes the face of the fox, small..nice capture, first time i've seen this kind of animal..good composition, sharpness and details...tfs
- [2009-01-11 9:32]
this is one of the most interesting notes of today...
interesting animal and very goo scanning/PP of your image. the off-centered placement of the subject makes the photo more interesting even.
- [2009-01-11 11:08]
que animal mas original,
sus llamativas orejas,
excelente pov y compo.
- [2009-01-11 12:31]
Wooow, what an ears! A good scan of an 11 years old great photo!
Thanks for seaching and sharing, Carol!
What a great capture of this cute big eared fox. Its facial expression you captured is great.
TFS and cheers,