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A sounder of warthogs

By ColleenA
Good morning....
Thank you so much for the great response to my Up close experience with an elephant. Also a big thank you to Isabel (chinga) for her UA, so chuffed....
Today some Warthogs...( these are for you Fred)

The warthog is a member of the pig family. The name comes from the four large, wart-like protrusions found on the head of the warthog,which serve as a fat reserve and are used in defense when males fight. The warthog is the only pig species that has adapted to grazing and savannah habits. Its diet consists of grasses, roots, berries and other fruits, bark, fungi,insects,eggs and carrion. During the wet season, warthogs graze on short grasses as seen above.
Although capable of fighting the warthogs primary defense is to flee by means of fast sprinting. The warthogs main predators are humans,lions,leopards,crocodiles and hyenas. Cheetahs are also capable of catching warthogs. Martial eagles sometimes prey on piglets. Warthogs are not territorial, but instead occupy a home range. Warthogs live in groups called sounders. Females live in sounders with their young and other females. Warthogs are seasonal breeders. The gestation period is 6 months and a typical litter is 2-4 piglets.
V5 is to show you the size of their tusks

Tags: Warthogs Wildlife and nature

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10 Feb 2014 5:24AM
Very funky hair dos! Love V3. Grin

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10 Feb 2014 5:54AM
Another fine series, Colleen.
Good write-up!
Maybe you'll soon be able to get more pics of these animals.
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 6:19AM
Great set of pictures Colleen. Love the ' mutton chops ' on V3.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
10 Feb 2014 6:30AM
Ugly critters, Colleen, but a fine set of captures. Carol
Andysnapper 7 109 25 England
10 Feb 2014 6:32AM
Super set and an interesting write up. I think all of the pig family are fairly omnivorous, just like humans, reminds me of a saying 'dogs look up to you, cats look down on you but pigs look you right in the eye'.

Andy
Bantu Plus
2 6 1 India
10 Feb 2014 6:41AM
A true wild life action captured,superb capture.
Superb images, Colleen. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely set. V1 is outstanding & V5 gives a good sense of their size. Some of the comments have me in stitches already!!

Fred
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 6:57AM
Great set Colleen! Legs crossed in V4 is a brilliant capture - maybe needs the toilet!! BlushWink

Carol
10 Feb 2014 7:11AM
Another super set of images Colleen,
Fred.
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 7:18AM
Love the hair on that little one Grin.
10 Feb 2014 8:20AM
Not exactly beautiful but tthey are cute and marvellous to see. Those tusks are quite something.

Harriet
10 Feb 2014 8:21AM
What a great set.....
they all look so healthy
gwynn56 4 87 England
10 Feb 2014 8:24AM
see you managed to catch a set of MP's on their hols Wink
10 Feb 2014 8:33AM

Quote:Great set Colleen! Legs crossed in V4 is a brilliant capture - maybe needs the toilet!! BlushWink

Carol



I thought the same too, love his hair do, V 4 for me Colleen, what a super series, Smile
Have a good day GrinGrin Patty
ali63 Plus
4 733 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 9:17AM
Lovely set of images Love V4 with the legs crossed SmileSmile

Ali
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
10 Feb 2014 9:22AM
Thanks for a great set Colleen.
Joan.
10 Feb 2014 9:50AM
good set Colleen V4 brought a smile and V5 good eye contacts

Graham
carper123 Plus
4 744 8 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 10:13AM
A super set of variants on a theme, Colleen, v1 for me it has a fine flowing composition, luv the colours and detail.
Nice work.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile
10 Feb 2014 10:37AM
Great set of images Colleen, they are beautiful in an ugly sort of way.

Mary Grin
Irishkate Plus
5 33 92 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 10:55AM
A very interesting set with facts I didn't know.
Is that their fast movement which has caused the effect with the tusks in V3 & V4?
Amazing tusks.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 12:37PM
Guess V4 he is learning the four step!!
great set Colleen
Lillian
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 1:30PM
A very well observed, composed, exposed, captured, processed and presented set of fantastic wildlife images with superb colour and detail throughout Colleen. Image four for me please.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Really lovely and for us in England,unusual set of images,really like V1&V5.Must be nice to pop out and take pictures ofyour choice of wildlife.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
10 Feb 2014 1:51PM
The warthog is so unusual looking, Thanks for these images, not an animal we see often!
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 17 10 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 3:34PM
Great captures Colleen, a great write up, V4 has he been on the hooch?Smile


Cliff
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 3:38PM
I love Warthogs, lovely animals so I am delighted to see this set. I have only seen one, once at Marwell and it flatly refused to face the camera!
10 Feb 2014 4:04PM
A wonderful set Colleen. V5 for me GrinGrin

Kathryn
gss 2 1 Romania
10 Feb 2014 4:21PM
Woww, some Phacochoerus africanus! When I was about 4-5 years had a game with the recognition of animals from around the world, and do not know why Warthogs and Babirusa fascinated me with their forms a little strange for the classic image of European pig, even a wild boar!
In V3 love their sideburns!
SILVIU
JuBarney Plus
4 10 3 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 4:55PM
Warthogs are so amusing to watch; well captured.
Ju
Brian65 6 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 5:20PM
You are getting some wonderful wildlife shots Colleen,love V5. Thanks for sharingSmileSmile
Brian
Mike_Smith Plus
8 270 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 5:22PM
Cracking set of shots Colleen, interesting write up too. I see the Martial Eagle takes piglets, what a stunning bird of prey them are, i got up close to one last year. This year i hope to go back and shoot the bird in flight
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
10 Feb 2014 5:43PM
Aw, I love V4 looking so coy with her legs crossed. Smile
Excellent documentary captures with great clarity, Colleen!
Regards,
George
Great documentary set, of this really strange animal, Colleen. V4 is outstanding.
Effrossini
10 Feb 2014 6:06PM
An ugly creature,but very well taken shots
10 Feb 2014 6:08PM
Nice Mustache V 3
a superb set of images all good..


billy
EileenH 2 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 7:17PM
Great set of imagesSmile

Eileen
netta1234 Plus
3 291 2 Wales
10 Feb 2014 7:45PM
A great set again ColleenSmile
NettaSmile
10 Feb 2014 8:06PM
Another great set and write up Colleen.

Jenny Smile
10 Feb 2014 9:38PM
Lovely set of images, V3 my favourite of these - they are so hard to get close to!
10 Feb 2014 9:59PM
Great set Colleen. Love their whiskers. Great write up. Cathy
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 10:36PM
Beautiful creatures Colleen and great images.

Phil.
What funny little beings !! Love their pot bellies and well groomed moustaches.. Superb images Colleen..Is V4 doing a little line dance !! Wonderful .

Lynette Grin
11 Feb 2014 12:33AM
Great set.V3- Nice Mustache
11 Feb 2014 8:29AM
Very nice images Colleen well captured.
Allen, Smile
11 Feb 2014 6:04PM
A very nicely taken and selected set here Colleen.

John Smile
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
11 Feb 2014 7:26PM
Very nicely captured, Colleen, love those mutton chop whiskers.

Dave
A great set of images. V1 is simply wonderful and is my favorite. Well captured Colleen!
Brenda
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
12 Feb 2014 5:21PM
A tremendous set of images of these warthogs foraging for food, you've really excelled yourself here
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 5:20AM
Can't say cute for a warthog, but I like their "side burns" and mischievous look Grin
How interesting! I supose they must be hunted as we are still hunting wild boar in Europe?
Marvelous captures...IB

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