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Dung Beetle

By Hermanus
Another wild life image from iSimangaliso Wetland Park for Silly Sunday Smile The Dung Beetle makes a ball of dung and rolls it to a secure spot where they lay their eggs in it. When the offspring hatch they feed on the delicious dung . All the time I took these photos mrs dungbeetle was flying around making sure all is OK Smile
We will be on the road again for most of the day.
Thanx for the votes and comments on the Wilderbeest and a special thanx to Graham for his treasured UA_ much appreciated !!
Have a fabulous day !

Tags: Dung beetle Wildlife and nature

Voters: HarrietH, CarolG, Derek_Fearn and 58 more

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HarrietH Plus
11 303 Portugal
7 Jul 2013 6:15AM
Oh Herman, I am just having my breakfast. Grin

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
7 Jul 2013 6:18AM
YUK GrinGrinGrinGrin Carol
S_Psharma 8 1 India
7 Jul 2013 6:54AM
V1 is a beautiful shot.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 7:23AM
A fine creature doing a great job.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
7 Jul 2013 7:28AM
A dirty little thing isn't she. Two very dirty but good shots.......Sandy
7 Jul 2013 7:35AM
V1 for me Herman, super close up,
ColleenA Plus
8 483 7 Australia
7 Jul 2013 7:35AM
Whew, had just taken the last bite in my croissant when I opened this.... great capture Herman, and safe drive back. We arrived in London yesterday and its 30 deg here todayGrinGrinGrin
fentiger 20 920 24 England
7 Jul 2013 7:40AM

Quote:Feed on the delicious dung
Well whatever floats your boat! Smile Great capture though.

7 Jul 2013 8:02AM
You find the most interesting animals to photograph!! Great close up.
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
7 Jul 2013 8:10AM
A Great close up,Smile
Tish1 Plus
8 32 5 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 8:20AM
It's basic house cleaning!!!! Nice write up Herman, I have to say beetles dung or otherwise, are not my favourite, they come under the creepy crawly category. However, both images are well taken as per your usual standard.

7 Jul 2013 8:31AM
Two great images, Herman!
I could think of one or two other comments but, I might get banned from EPZ!!TongueWinkSmile
Have a safe journey home!

cardikit Junior Member 8 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 8:41AM
Interesting write up Herman - and interesting subject!! Tongue
Expertly taken - as always! Smile

7 Jul 2013 8:47AM
What can I say Herman! Super close up and wonderful detail.

cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
7 Jul 2013 9:34AM
you'll soon have that extension built!!!! WinkGrinGrinGrin
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
7 Jul 2013 10:06AM
that's a right load of S**** he is moving for sure

mossy 8 46 1 England
7 Jul 2013 10:30AM
The variety of nature never fails to surprise me. Could do with a load of these at my local patch to clean up after the dog walkers. Grin
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
7 Jul 2013 10:56AM
Makes me think of ancient Egypt. Great shots, Herman.
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 11:24AM
I have seen some crap photographs in my time Herman, but these take the biscuit...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
9 3 8 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 11:30AM
A great capture, especially V2WinkGrin
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
7 Jul 2013 11:45AM
Super capture. Never seen one of these in the wild
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 11:51AM
Nature in the raw, well spotted and captured, Herman.

Mrsbass 8 2 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 1:53PM
Two great shots of this resourceful little creature Herman!
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 167 16 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 2:05PM
2 great images of this interesting beetle HermanSmile

ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 2:29PM
2 great shots,

Ali SmileSmileSmile
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
7 Jul 2013 2:51PM
A dirty job Herman,
but someone has to do it !!
Good shots.
7 Jul 2013 3:36PM
These amazing Beetles are quite powerful to move dung balls this big
2 great images & story
Regards Brian
jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 10:33PM
Good captures Herman
7 Jul 2013 11:25PM
Fantastic shots Herman. Have a safe journey. Cathy
8 Jul 2013 6:36AM
Oh boy,what a job! - Good catch, Herman! WinkWinkWink ---- Jukka.
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
8 Jul 2013 10:55AM
Very special babies indeed where all the poo is OUTSIDE their nappies.

Fantastic close-ups of the rolling action, Herman.

I bet Indiana Jones would not want THAT giant ball chasing him!

Andrew Grin
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 11:39AM
Dung collection will never look the same...ever again!!!
two good low shots Herman
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
8 Jul 2013 7:46PM
Top shot Very interesting about the beetle.GrinGrin
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 11:51PM
On a bad day I know just how that beetle feels.WinkSmile

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 7:08AM
Those beetles are amazing... They keep it clean for sure! Grin
I am impressed by how big the dung ball is compared to the sise of the beetle...
GBauer 10 Venezuela
10 Jul 2013 12:39AM
Una captura en plena jornada laboral..Excelente captura.
10 Jul 2013 10:03AM
Well ... Everyone loves what he loves ...Wink
Regards Valery
xwang 12 56 8
12 Jul 2013 12:12AM
Great shot... that's a hard work.Grin
tonyng Plus
11 11 3 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 8:20PM
I have seen these at work before. Amazing creatures.
annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
15 Jul 2013 5:16PM
really impressive, I'd love him for my garden!

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