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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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7 Jul 2013 6:15AM
Oh Herman, I am just having my breakfast. Grin

Harriet

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
7 Jul 2013 6:18AM
YUK GrinGrinGrinGrin Carol
S_Psharma 4 1 India
7 Jul 2013 6:54AM
V1 is a beautiful shot.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 7:23AM
A fine creature doing a great job.
7 Jul 2013 7:28AM
A dirty little thing isn't she. Two very dirty but good shots.......Sandy
V1 for me Herman, super close up,
Fred.
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 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 Plus
15 916 23 England
7 Jul 2013 7:40AM

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

Albert
7 Jul 2013 8:02AM
You find the most interesting animals to photograph!! Great close up.
netta1234 Plus
4 369 2 Wales
7 Jul 2013 8:10AM
A Great close up,Smile
NettaSmile
Tish1 Plus
3 16 1 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.

Tish
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!

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

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

Kathryn
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
7 Jul 2013 9:34AM
you'll soon have that extension built!!!! WinkGrinGrinGrin
7 Jul 2013 10:06AM
that's a right load of S**** he is moving for sure

G
mossy 3 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 Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
7 Jul 2013 10:56AM
Makes me think of ancient Egypt. Great shots, Herman.
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 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
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 11:30AM
A great capture, especially V2WinkGrin
Ryan
7 Jul 2013 11:45AM
Super capture. Never seen one of these in the wild
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 11:51AM
Nature in the raw, well spotted and captured, Herman.

Ray
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 1:53PM
Two great shots of this resourceful little creature Herman!
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 71 14 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 2:05PM
2 great images of this interesting beetle HermanSmile

Cliff
ali63 Plus
4 750 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 2:29PM
2 great shots,

Ali SmileSmileSmile
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
7 Jul 2013 2:51PM
A dirty job Herman,
but someone has to do it !!
Good shots.
Mick.
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
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 10:33PM
Good captures Herman
7 Jul 2013 11:25PM
Fantastic shots Herman. Have a safe journey. Cathy
Oh boy,what a job! - Good catch, Herman! WinkWinkWink ---- Jukka.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 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
7 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 11:39AM
Dung collection will never look the same...ever again!!!
two good low shots Herman
Lillian
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
8 Jul 2013 7:46PM
Top shot Very interesting about the beetle.GrinGrin
Ron
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 11:51PM
On a bad day I know just how that beetle feels.WinkSmile

ivor
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 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...
IB
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 7 55 8
12 Jul 2013 12:12AM
Great shot... that's a hard work.Grin
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 8:20PM
I have seen these at work before. Amazing creatures.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
15 Jul 2013 5:16PM
really impressive, I'd love him for my garden!

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