Animals of the World – Pig Deers!

This guy looks like he’s going to charge at me!

Here’s my entry to the “Animals of the World” themed contest hosted by @derangedvisions. I’ve chosen to enter a set of images of the Babirusa, which is also called the pig-deer. The first time I saw these creatures, I thought they were bald boars but something was ‘off’. I had to stop and really look at them. I was so shocked to see two sets of tusks, with one set coming out from the top of the snout. I had to get a closer look so I swapped out my walk about lens to my zoom lens and teleconverter. I find these animals both cool and eerie!

 

 

Shot details are varied but the equipment I used are a Canon 7D, 100-400 zoom lens and a 1.4 tele converter.

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Ray

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Call for entry: International Photo Contest with a €2,000 award

I received an email from Depositphotos.com, promoting online magazine, Bird in Flight’s photography contest which among other prizes, is awarding €2,000. I looked through the website and found that it has a €10 entry fee for a submission set of 5 to 12 images and the deadline for submitting is Sept. 9, 2018. The site looks legit and reports some big name sponsors but you should check it out for yourself on Bird in Flight’s Website.

I’m going to try to put together something for this contest but in the meantime, just for kicks, here’s a “Bird’s Eye View” image set.

Close up profile view of a pelican’s eye

Close up profile view of a Rhea

Close up of a pigeon’s eye

FULL DISCLOSURE:
I am not affiliated with Bird in Flight magazine or with their contest. I am affiliated with Depositphotos.com (hence the affiliate link) and that’s how I got this contest info. This is also my first post using Steempress WordPress plugin by @steempress so please don’t flag as plagarism 😃.

Consider following me for updates and to find not only my other travel bloopers, blunders and shenanigans but also photography related news/reviews and the occasional contest entry.

All the photos (unless otherwise noted in the post) were taken by me and are available for sale. If you’re interested in buying an image or three, 😃 please don’t hesitate to contact me for more details. Thanks in advance!

Comments & Critiques are always welcome. As are upvotes and resteems, if you like what you see.

Thanks for viewing and best wishes,

Ray

PS. If you want to check out my other ‘works’, you can find them here:

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