Photo a Day Challenge

Sharp

Sharp quills all over his body protect the porcupine from predators.  We had to circle this critter to make sure we found his face.  His black jaw can be seen above the middle of the fence, his black nose above his jaw, and one eye at two o’clock from his nose.

16 responses

  1. I expected it to look spikier…looks almost soft like hair….great capture

    May 20, 2012 at 5:16 am

  2. Scruffy looking individual.

    May 20, 2012 at 6:40 am

  3. beautiful shot, he looks kind of like a hairy seal

    May 20, 2012 at 8:58 am

  4. Great shot!

    May 20, 2012 at 10:15 am

  5. Beautiful picture with great details and a great dof.

    May 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

  6. What a fun, fabulous photo!

    May 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

  7. I imagined them spikier than this too – like an echidna – instead he looks almost like a doorstep boot-brush (in the nicest way of course)
    great shot
    Iris
    http://inmyworld-2012inphotographs.blogspot.com/

    May 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  8. And he’s mean, too. Amazing details.

    May 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm

  9. I like how you captured a benign look of this frightful creature.

    May 21, 2012 at 8:09 am

  10. I couldn’t tell if this was the critter’s front or back! You’re got the quills in perfect focus. Funny how they don’t look dangerous–quite deceiving.

    May 21, 2012 at 8:48 pm

  11. great, at first it looks like a wig. Looks much softer than I thought it would be, but I guess I won’t touch it anyway…..

    May 22, 2012 at 3:50 am

  12. thellino

    This is great, absolutely great!

    May 22, 2012 at 9:16 am

  13. You know you have an interesting shot when you have to give directions to find the face!!

    May 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm

  14. Looks cute, but I wouldn’t want to pet him!

    May 23, 2012 at 9:49 pm

  15. Well done! About as close as I want to get, I remember several times of our family dogs making the mistake of getting too close.

    May 26, 2012 at 10:28 pm

  16. What a character he is!…or is it a she???

    May 28, 2012 at 10:38 pm

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