Wild boar (Sus scrofa) is a species of pig, including many subspecies, and part of the biological family Suidae. It is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig, an animal with which it freely hybridises. Wild boar are native across much of Northern and Central Europe, the Mediterranean Region (including North Africa's Atlas Mountains) and much of Asia as far south as Indonesia. Populations have also been artificially introduced in some parts of the world, most notably the Americas and Australasia; principally for hunting. Elsewhere, populations have also become established after escapes of wild boar from captivity.
We were walking along a route in the hills between Ansouis and Pertuis, when we suddenly heard some snoring behind us. There were at least four wild boars where we just had walked. They were not more than twenty metres from us. They seemed quite curious and even friendly. I had plenty of time to take pictures. You can see more in the WS:s.
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UlfE (14641) 2010-06-02 13:06
This is certainly a very nice and well composed picture regardless if the are wild half-wild, hybrids or not. TFS and have a nice evening!
bukitgolfb301 (41084) 2010-06-02 13:19
Hi my dear Gunnar
Quite unusual shot as you for shot to the animal, right? But you got the lucky opprtunity.
Clear/fresh comfrotable color and very deep/sharp description as usual. Congratulation on your fine job!
Thanks for your sharing and have a good midweek!
robjol (2399) 2010-06-02 13:33
Very nice moment to catch these wild Boar.
Good quality photo in natural surrounds.
Thanks for the information in your note.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-06-02 15:13
a beautiful photo with attractive composition, the colours and lights are splendid, the note is superb, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
jplebrun (21208) 2010-06-02 17:28
très belle photo de ces sangliers, pas certain que j'aimerais les rencontrer en foret
chris04stop (6805) 2010-06-02 17:33
Great! We can hear the " sgrunt-sgrunt" by the animals and the green of the forest is SO beautiful!
emka (95349) 2010-06-02 23:22
What close encounter! I would be afraid even if they look so friendly. There are wild boars in Polish forests, sometimes they go to the towns. Nice picture. I like they curious look!
snunney (97607) 2010-06-03 2:44
A fine record of this unexpected meeting. I'm surprised they didn't run away thinking you were hunters! Very good colours and sharpness.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-06-03 10:29
I do not understand that you could have as much chance, because they are very apprehensive animals, as long as they are not disturbed. In any case of very beautiful photographs of wild nature. Good quality too. Cheer.
Have a nice day
ellelloo (6572) 2010-06-03 10:47
Amazingly you were able to catch several photos of these wild boars! The seem to have been as curious as yourself. ;-) You were lucky that they were friendly ones. This and the WS photos are all fine photos with good quality. I like WS #2 most. TFS!
rodgerg (55767) 2010-06-03 12:13
Attractive composition for a sympatic meeting. Attitude of the first animal very well collectd. The vegatation give a very nice green framing to the animals.
Have a nice evening,
PixelTerror (0) 2010-06-03 12:57
Better encounter them on foot than with your car, unless they want to get your food they should not annoy you, except if they have kids. Quality is not up to your level but it is only a quick snap.
Have a nice day JY
danyy (0) 2010-06-03 23:59
je me doutais que cette prise de vue n'était pas fort suédoise. Elle est sympathique et démystifie un peu ces animaus des fois craints, mais surtout chassés pour leur bonne chair.
Graal (102634) 2010-06-04 0:06
amazing portraits, good shot and theme from wild nature. An interest comment in note, WS and well done photos.
Have a nice WE.
holmertz (51264) 2010-06-04 5:38
Just for yourinformation I had a nice meal of home made wild hog sausage with Bratkartoffeln yesterday. A real Romanian treat.
I would be quite excited to meet these animals at such close range. You were lucky to get such fine pictures. These encounters don't happen every day.
Greetings from Brasov,
skoogmi (39) 2010-06-04 11:19
Snygg bild, men inte motsvarande din vanliga höga standard. Lite suddigt och lite grynigt, ett ganska grisigt möte.
mesutilgim (94610) 2010-06-04 14:19
Before the new highway (to my weekend house at the Blacksea shore) was been built, I had to drive through a forest and specially at night time, cousins of them used to stop on the beams of my cars lamp and watch us !
Therefore a very well known spiecies. Here the male at fromt part seems to have noticed you !
Nice entry with good and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
ines8 (6112) 2010-06-05 7:08
Very nice picture with these wild pig, beautiful green vegetation.
Best regards, dear friend,
vasilpro (41271) 2010-06-06 1:59
Wonderful scene with the wild hogs posing to your camera, excellent POV, beautiful colors.
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.
Glint (6171) 2010-06-06 6:36
wow! lucky you to come across these wee piggies! The green here is somewhat over saturated in my humble opinion but I like your low pov. Good sharpness.Just as well that they seemed friendly how they have given you a fright.
wolf38 (31296) 2010-06-10 20:21
Hi Gunnar. I see that you are very creative. The photo of wild boars is wonderful. Not every day such a successful shot. Compliment. Regards, Wolfgang.
pablominto (53746) 2010-06-11 5:20
They are such a cute couple (trio), even if I refrain from meeting them on a narrow track!
Good portrait of the youngster, even if I think I can see an evil streak in his eyes hehehe...
This wildlife scene is well framed with good details!
JanD (0) 2010-06-11 7:25
Superb wild higs, excellent scene, very fine light and colors. Original image.
worldcitizen (8472) 2010-06-11 12:28
It's great that you could meet these friendly boars, and be able to capture them. I like all of the greenery and the natural feeling in this scene. It's lucky for you that those boars weren't the angry kind with big tusks!!
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-06-17 15:38
Hello Gunnar! Dangerous hogs. Superb scene. Good natural scenery. Very fine lightness and colours, natural colours. Good exposure and sharpness. Well done!
Atousa (7131) 2010-06-20 5:39
An interesting shot of these animals which I was thinking are a bit dangerous.. they are placed well in the composition surrounded by the greenery.. good timing.
Best regards, Atousa
pajaran (59581) 2014-03-23 10:47
Dobar tekst o divljim svinjama sa opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazane divlje svinje, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Kao mlad covek bio sam strastven lovac.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
Good article about wild pigs with a description ...
Nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely demonstrated wild boar, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice captured moment.
As a young man, I was an avid hunter.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37794)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-02 11:36