Niokolo-Koba National Park is a World Heritage Site with an area of more than 9,000 km2, situated along the banks of the Gambia River, where we can find lots of species.
Spending the night there, in a tent in the middle of the forest can be a fantastic experience. Early in the morning, when we were leaving, this warthog was curiously watching us.
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mesutilgim (92384) 2013-11-17 13:55
What can I say ? Simply great !!! The hog looking to the photographer with a blind passanger on her back !
TFS and best regards
emilbo (22616) 2013-11-17 14:44
Drôle de rencontre par un beau matin et je ne sais pas s'il est gentil mais je ne lui ferais pas confiance. La photo est merveilleuse et prise dans un beau décor. Les tons de vert sont superbes.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne semaine,
Didi (60358) 2013-11-17 15:41
Une scène intéressante de l'oiseau perché sur cette phacochère, il cherchera à se nourrir des parasites qui pullulent sur le dos de l'animal
J'aperçois un autre oiseau caché dans l'herbe à gauche :)
serp2000 (43108) 2013-11-17 19:41
))) Funny picture! Thanks for this morning post, Ana. It makes me smile too. I see the bird drives this warthog. Outstanding capture of the wild nature in Africa. TFS!
Have a great new week!
hidibyendu (875) 2013-11-17 22:49
Very interesting capture. The warthog is really looking with a strange look, with the bird in the back. Nice capture. It should be a really exciting experience to stay there in the jungle.
emka (91518) 2013-11-17 23:33
I like warthogs so much, they are not beautiful but so cute anyway. This one is so nice and provides transportation for the bird. For me, heart warming photo.
Warm regards MAlgo
Antipodean (1658) 2013-11-18 0:05
Kia ora Ana (greetings from New Zealand),
an interesting shot, nicely composed. The warthog may be curious but the bird on its back doesn't seem interested in the least! Cheers, Neil
Noel_Byrne (29195) 2013-11-18 4:49
A great shot of this rather unusual animal, and a great sense of his inquisitiveness as well. I have never yet up my mind as to whether I find these hogs cute, or a little scary, as they appear to be both at the same time! A great natural capture, thanks for sharing.
All the best
Sergiom (73450) 2013-11-18 5:38
Je ne sais pas vraiment comment je réagirais en arrivant face à face avec une bestiole qui pourrait charger en tout temps. Asse drôle de voir cet oiseau sur son dos. L'image est très bien réalisée.
dekanski (4771) 2013-11-19 14:32
No specific comments, I just want to say that I like the photo!
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-11-19 23:27
I can easily believe you,that was a great experience for you.Close to the nature,without the daily-life haste we know from the cities.
The capture is great!
The warthog looking curiously at you,the bird sitting on him and finally the whole scenery with its bright,vivid colors,which make your composition so pleasant.
Have a nice day
Fis2 (93853) 2013-11-19 23:43
I like frame and colors.
Have a nice day
abmdsudi (50504) 2013-11-21 9:24
must be very difficult creature to photograph - you have done it superbly caught him unexpectedly, indeed he is a master of disguise really can camouflage easily in that background and curiously looking at you. This is a potentially dangerous animal, predator and beautiful in its ugliness well recorded in his natural habitat. Kudos for making this ugly animal look great! Very well done capture, tfs
kato (11630) 2013-11-21 21:54
You're capturing well this nature scene bu a good timing and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle in which this warthog in Niokolo-Koba National Park was watching toward you, and the bird is stopping on this animal's back. Here looks like a good paradise with soil's path and the surrounding rich greenery. You had a good experience which spent the night in a tent.
mirosu (15972) 2013-11-24 4:19
Excellent snapshot, the light is very good and your focusing with deep DOF is perfect. I like how you composed this photo, with the wild boar in foreground and the natural road with water and the green trees in BG. Well done.
eldancer1 (35519) 2013-11-25 7:37
I hope you were in a safe place when you took this photo, I don't like the look on that wild boor's face even with the bird on his back. Good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
mvdisco (17790) 2013-11-27 17:14
Nice caught of view, nice tone of colors and light,
good scene of the national Park Niokolo-Koba,
mkamionka (34615) 2013-11-29 5:20
I would think that animals will be more afraid of people. It is usually the case -it is therefore so difficult to take a nice wild life photo and you say animals were coming to see you and were posing for you willingly!
Very attractive capture also having the bird on the animal adds a nice touch as if they were living in a harmony.
ourania (41246) 2013-12-20 8:13
I like very much the vividness of this peaceful scene, colours and textures have been rendered superbly in all their naturalness and the perspective of the road draws us into the frame, playing with our curiosity. The warthog looks curious too, the group of strangers who interrupted the regular rhythm of life for a while is leaving, maybe he has mixed feelings:) I also like the fine quality of the light, that's so natural and agreeable too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
wolf38 (31286) 2013-12-22 6:32
Hello Ana. Truly an original meeting. The wild boar seems surprised. Something you do not see every day. ... A great shot.
jmdias (61342) 2014-02-08 4:42
vi este mesmo porco selvagem e este mesmo pássaro no sul do continente. gostei da imagem, contrasta bem com o ambiente em que os fotografei, que era bem mais árido. por enquanto ainda estou mandando fotos do cabo, logo começarei a mandar fotos das regiões do interior.
PS: por aqui temos tido dias muito quentes, estamos batendo todos os recordes de temperaturas altas e as plantações de verão começam a se perder devido ao calor e a falta de chuva.