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On the Dhole

By SteveMoulding    
The Dhole or more commonly known as the Asiatic Wild Dog, found in woodland and open country in restricted areas of the Indian sub-continent, China and south-east Asia.
These were the 'Red Dogs' of Kipling's Jungle Book. They live in packs, usually 5 to 12 and hunt mostly in daylight. Their varied diet includes Lizards, rodents, deer, wild pigs, mountain sheep and animals as large as Water Buffalo.
Habitat destruction, reduced prey and man's persecution has put them on the threatened and vulnerable species list.
They remind me very much of our own Foxes but are larger and stockier with denser fur.
I hope you like him, I think he is stunning and it would be a great shame to lose such a beautiful animal in the wild.
Hope you all had a great weekend. Many thanks for all the C&C's on my images.

Tags: Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
7 Sep 2009 4:45PM
Thanks for the images they are extremely good but perhaps even better is the information you give us too, many thanks for sharing


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baclark 8 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2009 4:45PM
I don't think I've ever seen one of these, amazing fur and 3 very nice images indeed. Interesting write up too.
Sezz Plus
12 617 15 England
7 Sep 2009 4:53PM
I think he's gorgeous too - 3 wonderful images, I particularly like V3. Thanks for the interesting narrative Smile

Sarah *
davidbailie 13 457 7 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2009 5:03PM
- the "in your face" element of this shot gives it genuine quality -

the fact it's not sharp reduces the impact

ce'st la vie. Smile

Sampics 8 6 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2009 5:07PM
Fantastic captures steve! V3 my favourite.
7 Sep 2009 5:15PM
Three great shots - V3 for me !

Well captured.

EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
7 Sep 2009 5:41PM
Such interesting info in your write-up plus 3 stunning images of this wonderfu; animal. Especially loke V2&3, but the eye contact in V1 is very well captured too.

8 10 10 England
7 Sep 2009 5:53PM
Must admit I thpoght it was a fox, so thanks for the info. Great images but V 3 is favourite.
janty66 10 3 England
7 Sep 2009 6:04PM
excellent shots, super write up...
Ray42 9 3 England
7 Sep 2009 6:15PM
Three excellent shots and informative write up - V3 for me
7 Sep 2009 6:30PM
What a beautiful animal
Where did you see him?/
Love all 3 shots equally
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
7 Sep 2009 6:51PM
A stunning animal Steve. Never seen one before.
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
7 Sep 2009 7:06PM
What a fantastic set of shots and write-up Steve, a fine looking animal, I have never seen on either.
shamo 9
7 Sep 2009 7:08PM
Wow to all three images big vote winner hope you get as many as it deserves.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2009 7:28PM
Three terrific images - well taken. It is like a cross between a fox and a wolf really.
x Carol x
Jekaro 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2009 7:39PM
Three fantastic detailed images, Steve, V3 for me.
franken Plus
14 4.2k 4 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2009 7:53PM
They are all excellent.

delboy1145 9 29 8 England
7 Sep 2009 8:16PM
I love V1 for the full on effect
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2009 8:23PM
three crackers steve v3 may favourite brilliant capture nice one Wink
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2009 8:41PM
3 cracking captures Steve
7 Sep 2009 8:54PM
Great set. Like V3,
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2009 9:19PM
Interesting narritive with good captures - I like the pose/comp in V3 as well - Ina
7 Sep 2009 9:24PM
Fascinating write-up, Steve - I hadn't come across one of these before. Three great images, v.3 especially is a cracker.
7 Sep 2009 9:51PM
Simply said - three super images
Roly 10 Wales
7 Sep 2009 10:08PM
Great set and interesting write up.V3 for me.
bpearson3 8 1 England
7 Sep 2009 10:22PM
He's gorgeous Steve.
An excellent set of images and a great write up too - thank you.

fentiger 16 916 23 England
7 Sep 2009 10:38PM
Three very fine and well composed captures. Well done!

7 Sep 2009 10:51PM
a stunning set Steve... Martin.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
8 Sep 2009 3:10AM
Especially like V3. All are good shots........Sandy
glyndwr 10 66 10 Wales
8 Sep 2009 5:29AM

8 Sep 2009 9:20AM
A brilliant set of images.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2009 10:01AM
All 3 are great shots. Brian
Thushari 8 1 Sri Lanka
8 Sep 2009 10:07AM
Three fantastic images. love V3, thanks for the information.
DaveCole 10 152 Wales
8 Sep 2009 10:43AM
Wonderful shots,love the shot of him, smiling ?
8 Sep 2009 11:04AM
GOOD SHOT. Three great Images, well captured and well presented.
Top class info.
Regards Steve.
Rachel99 8 1 2 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2009 11:23AM
Three super shots. V1 for me, just for the more interesting expression - they are all great shots.
hary60 8 2 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2009 11:44AM
Three stunning images Steve superb detail V1 my favourite
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2009 2:07PM
3 excellent images, well done!
KevSB 13 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2009 6:28PM
foxes and wolves, always my faves or in this case a dog lol
Dave_Holdham 8 4 1 Wales
8 Sep 2009 8:29PM
Brilliant set of images and an interesting write up
fatmod 11 22 England
8 Sep 2009 8:35PM
superb shots
Gecko 11 25 Australia
9 Sep 2009 8:25AM
Three great shots, and thanks for the info. Pam
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
9 Sep 2009 8:05PM
a good set.lesley
goso 10 2 1 Australia
9 Sep 2009 8:21PM
Top pics Steve...Bill
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
10 Sep 2009 2:41AM
Beautiful portraits.
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
14 Sep 2009 9:49PM
three excellent shots

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