Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pigs at twilight

Wild pigs at Mafra National Game Park

21 comments:

Marc said...

Looks like they were coming at you. Hope there was a fence between you and them :-)

Karoliina Urso said...

I love javelinas - we have them too here in Arizona, but just got to be respectful of the creatures. They are very protective of their families. Great image!

Tanya said...

Ohhh, those are mean! We call them Havelina here. My grandpa used to hunt them.
I think it's neat that we both were thinking alike today :)

magiceye said...

looks like the guy is getting ready to charge at you!

JM said...

Marc, there are no fences on the place. You are lucky when they allow you to get this close :-) Sometimes you hardly see them.

nobu said...

It is a powerful photo!!

Jarart said...

Wonderful close up of the pigs. The wild pigs here sometimes come into town to check out the gardens.

willow said...

Oh, yikes! Why am I thinking "Hannibal" here?

Nathalie said...

"Sangliers" en français.
If there was no fence, when did they stop? Did they come right at you? Were they hoping for some food?

Fantastic photo anyway!

Boise Diva said...

I thought the title was going to be about a book, not really pigs, and those pigs on top of that - not the cute pink ones.

JM said...

Nathalie, although it is forbbiden to feed the animals, I think some people might do... I'm not saying the pigs are used to it, but they were curious and didn't run away with my approach.

USelaine said...

Hey! This is my Chinese birth year sign! It means I love luxury, but you wouldn't know it to look at them. 6^)

Per Stromsjo said...

No wonder they were coming at you, they wanted their fifteen minutes of fame on the blog! ;) How big are these fellows?

PJ said...

Pigs at twilight? Isn't that a song? Hah!
You're a brave man to face them down and it's an amazing perspective. Very cool.

Jessica said...

Fantastic shot, you got them at such a good angle. I would have been scared!

Neva said...

That is one ugly looking pig! hope they aren't mean!

Kris said...

These are very cute.

I bet they taste nice too!

Lois said...

Great picture! You were brave to get so close!

Virginia said...

HA, not your usual fare JM! javelinas are tough characters. Hope you were protected!

Marie-Noyale said...

Hope you have a big lens because those fellows are not always nice guys!!!

humanobserver said...

Different species..never seen them....