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By tigertimb
Shots of the other large mammal that can be found in numbers in the early mornings at bushy park: the wildlife-togger
As major predators they will tackle a wide variety of prey and are insatiable capturing animal after animal.
In my observations they fell into two distinct camps - the lone hunter moving around quietly, stalking their prey compared to the pack animals gathering in large groups, brazenly standing out in the open whilst still feeling the need for extensive camouflage! and content it seemed, with the limited prey that came to them.
Both kinds can be seen sporting large proboscises, and indeed the larger the better for both status with their peers and for making it easier to capture their prey.
Spotting a female of the species is an extremely rare treat, particularly at silly o'clock in the morning and I saw none in the whole 3 hours that I was there Sad

Tim Smile

Presenting these chronologically, cropped and resized from the jpegs; #1 is my brother-in-law and #7 & #8 are HUMIE with a bonus for the mouseover brigade. I know other EPZ'ers were around and would be intrigued if anyone can identify them

Tags: Photo journalism Photographers Fog Tripods Telephotos Candids Portraits and people Humour and fun

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Briwooly 12 452 5 England
28 Oct 2008 7:06PM
The first Ive seen not in captivity Wink Wink


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Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
28 Oct 2008 7:06PM
What a great set of images, very interesting subjscts Tim, so well done.
Rach1970 9 14 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 7:09PM
Great story Tim Smile Made me smile.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
28 Oct 2008 7:14PM
Much fun, wonderful commentary, and great images. I will resist the urge to improve the light Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 7:18PM

Quote:Spotting a female of the species is an extremely rare treat, particularly at silly o'clock in the morning

I am pleased to say that this female has never, ever taken a picture before sun-up and a good breakfast.
Totally insane, plus this looks ****** freezing. However if anyone is stuck for something to do to while away the odd moment, can I suggest mousing over V& & V8? Best laugh I've had all evening.
microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 7:19PM
Interesting narrative made me smile, A great set of images I enjoyed
running the mouse over V.7 an V.8 (Hope he didnt put his eye out Smile )
Melanie_M 12 168 9 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 7:21PM
An excellent and entertaining series. I guess the females were lying in wait somewhere picking off the finest shots but that they are too shy to show them Wink
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 7:22PM
Evidently you have witnessed both The Greater and The Lesser!
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
28 Oct 2008 7:27PM
Great collection of wildlife images Smile
Sahyadri 10 61 2 India
28 Oct 2008 7:30PM
wonder where they find the money for all that gear!!! oops, sorry i am supposed to be seeing the pictures and not that gear .

this is one of the most unique series i have seen here in EPZ . absolutely well done. Smile
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
28 Oct 2008 7:58PM
What a great collection of images
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
28 Oct 2008 9:03PM
A really great series of shots and loved the write up so funny but very true. - gary
hellsbells8868 9 151 2 Wales
28 Oct 2008 9:06PM
Love the write up, a great set of images and what fun i just had with the mouse over, going back up for another go now...
I am a female of the species whohas been up at stupid o'clock to get a sunrise, only once so far though.
mark1309 11 13 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 10:36PM
Excellent write up and pictures,
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 11:07PM
Thankyou everyone for the comments and definitely an enjoyable read Smile
Helen; don't get me started - landscape toggers are a whole different breed of silliness; but as a mere dabbler myself I don't feel entitled to comment Wink
Ayelet_A 9 11 3 Israel
28 Oct 2008 11:25PM
Lol excellent write-up, and great fun going over V7 and V8 - the photographer in its natural surrounding eh? Wink
Great series, where are all the ladies?

MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2008 8:34AM
Really enjoyed this group of pictures, lets the cat out of the bag eh!!!
AlanBW 12 20 England
29 Oct 2008 8:46AM
Excellent series, loved the narrative too
Hoffy 13 262 16 England
29 Oct 2008 9:06AM
Now we all know how to do it. Nice set of pics.
Cormy 10 3 England
29 Oct 2008 4:13PM
Lovely record of what must have been a fabulous day Tim.
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
29 Oct 2008 9:52PM
Superb series Tim
whiteswan01 10 13 England
31 Oct 2008 9:31AM
great set reconised a few lol nice misty shots
KevSB 14 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2008 12:46PM
made me laugh lol.
chensuriashi Plus
11 275 17 England
21 Jan 2009 5:17AM
I like the shots but makes me feel inadequate looking at those huge canons...OMG...gulp.......Chen.

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