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Wildlife spotting: 9

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in Melbourne,, Australia) on 12 May 2017 in Animal & Insect.

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Final of a series featuring Australian native fauna.
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Featured today is a Canis lupus dingo or Dingo. Status endangered

"The dingo has physical characteristics that are quite different to the domestic dog.

The dingo is equipped with strong jaws, a large head, alert, almond-shaped eyes, erect ears, narrow chest and shoulders, a proportionate body and a bottle-shaped tail for balance. In all, the characteristics for a successful hunter. Dingoes have demonstrated great adaptability to the harsh Australian conditions and the different climatic regions, habitats and resources that exist" in Australia.
Source: Australian Dingo Conservation Association

Sources:
National Geographic, the Australian Museum, and this factual and, at times, confronting video from the ABCScienceOnline

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/15 second F/4.5 ISO 800 255 mm

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Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A nice warm homely image, kind of peaceful.

12 May 2017 11:23am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A scene of peace and tranquillity so well captured.

12 May 2017 11:32am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

This is magnificent. A superb capture. 5*

12 May 2017 1:32pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

Adorable

13 May 2017 5:23am