Desert Rat by Craig Hender

We rescued this little fella from a certain death! He was trapped in a pit that was too deep for him to get out of. Looked like he had been in there a while but after some water and a bit of biscuit, he was soon hopping merily!
The closest information i could find on this was a “Kangaroo Rat” which is located in California. This one however was in the Sahara desert in Libya.
Taken with D300, 105mm f/2.8 Macro at 105mm, ISO 200, f/16, 1/400.



  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 6 years ago

    Great to see you back Craig! welcome mate! fantastic close up! great clear sharp details!

  • Cheers Gerry, and thanks for the comments.

    – Craig Hender

  • lareejc
    lareejcover 6 years ago

    aww – so glad you rescued him; he’s a cute little guy too :)

  • Fremme
    Fremmeover 6 years ago

    very cute image you have here, great details and great lighting

  • Rick Playle
    Rick Playleover 6 years ago

    well taken shot, he’s sure enjoying that biscuit, you can see the delight in his eye
    regards Rick

  • GailD
    GailDover 6 years ago

    Most rats are hardy critters. He looks happy enough now.

  • Pene Stevens
    Pene Stevensover 6 years ago

    terrific shot ! Well done!

  • Claire  Farley
    Claire Farleyover 6 years ago

    Cute little fellow, well taken Craig. Welcome back!

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 6 years ago

    Awe,…….how adorable he/she is! He/she appears a little weary perhaps, but you can tell its certainly enjoying the biscuit! Love the way it blends in so nicely to its environment. :)

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 6 years ago

    Wonderful detail Craig.

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 6 years ago
    WOW..great capture Craig…seen this little bloke on “David Attenborough”..dont know what its called other then damn cute!!!! LOL….*-)
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