Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Land Mammals Category) - Family - Herpestidae - Mongoose Family

This challenge closed over 5 years ago.

The Challenge

The 7th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of MONGOOSE FAMILY.

Interesting Facts

> The Herpestidae includes:

> They are a species of small carnivorans from southern Eurasia and mainland Africa. Four additional species from Madagascar in the subfamily Galidiinae, which were previously classified in this family, are also referred to as “mongooses” or “mongoose-like”.

> There are more than thirty species, ranging from 1–4 feet (0.30–1.2 m) in length.

> Some species lead predominantly solitary lives, seeking out food only for themselves, while others travel in groups, sharing food among group members.

> The mongoose has a similar appearance to the weasel, despite not being closely related.

> The Meerkat or Suricate (Suricata suricatta), lives in troops of 20 to 30 consisting of an alpha male and female.

> To protect the foraging troops from predators, one Meerkat serves as a sentinel that climbs to a vantage point and watches for danger. If the sentinel detects a predator it gives a loud alarm to warn the troop and indicate whether the threat comes from the air or the ground.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite!

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


Cover Image: Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula) near Savute, Botswana by Neville Jones


The Top Ten

Meercat by roumen

Meercat by roumen was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 4 votes.

  • Manyara mongoose by Owed To Nature
  • Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula) near Savute, Botswana by Neville Jones
  • Eye to Eye - The Watcher by Barbara  Glover

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