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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 - Canidae - Wolves, Foxes, Jackals, Coyotes

This challenge closed over 4 years ago.

The Challenge

The 12th 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 WOLVES, FOXES, JACKALS, COYOTES.

NO ZOO OR CAPTIVE ANIMALS

Interesting Facts

> about 50 million years ago, the carnivorans split into two main divisions: caniforms (dog-like) and feliforms (cat-like).

> Wild canids are found on every continent except Antarctica, and inhabit a wide range of different habitats, including deserts, mountains, forests, and grassland.

> They vary in size from the fennec fox at 24 cm (9.4 in) long, to the gray wolf, which may be up to 2 m (6.6 ft) long, and can weigh up to 80 kg (180 lb).

> All canids are digitigrade, meaning that they walk on their toes. They possess bushy tails, non-retractile claws, and, excepting the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus), a dewclaw on the front feet.

> They possess a baculum, which together with a cavernous body helps to create a copulatory tie during mating, locking the animals together for up to an hour. Young canids are born blind, with their eyes opening a few weeks after birth.

> Only a few species are arboreal – the North American gray fox, the closely related Channel Island fox, and the raccoon dog habitually climb trees.

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

PLEASE ADD YOUR IMAGE TO THE GROUP, IMAGES THAT ARE NOT ADDED TO THE GROUP WILL RISK NOT BEING FEATURED IF YOU WIN

Cover Image: Flying in fog by Owed To Nature

Completed

The Top Ten

Flying in fog by Owed To Nature

Flying in fog by Owed To Nature was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 11 votes.

  • Dangerous Coyote by Gisele Bedard
  • Timber Wolf Autumn Drink by Benjamin Brauer
  • Black-backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas), Moremi Reserve, Botswana by Neville Jones
  • On the Hunt by Martin Smart
  • A Coyote Pair by DARRIN ALDRIDGE
  • Kissing dogs by Anthony Brewer

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