Saturday, July 26, 2008

High above the Danger




High in a treetop, the Porcupine watches my every move


Tuesday I posted the photograph of this Porcupine taken when it reached the bottom of the tree while fleeing me and my camera. As the Porcupine climbed the tree it attempted to stay out of sight by staying on the opposite side of the tree. I circled the tree attempting to capture more photographs and of course the porcupine did the same.

Finally, finding a perch that apparently satisfied its need for safety the Porcupine allowed me to continue my photo session. Shortly after shooting this photo I walked away, allowing the porcupine to continue doing whatever that Porcupines do.


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24 comments:

Carletta said...

He is so cute!
I've never seen one in person. It looks soft and hardly harmful - not anything like I imagined.

Great photo - glad you were persistent!

ratmammy said...

I didnt' realize how funny looking porcupines looked! hehe!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like this photo too. I saw the other one and thought it was special.

Anna said...

What do porcupines do?

I've never actually seen one, so thanks for sharing.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

I Beati's "sharing the love" post recommended a visit. Am laughing at your narrative. Can imagine the cat and mouse game you were playing together. And in the end, came up with a beautiful photo. It was nice meeting you. Have a wonderful weekend. Petra

fishing guy said...

Salty: Nicely done, sometimes you have to work for the perfect shot.

bobbie said...

If a porcupine can be cute, this one is cute. Nice picture.

sandy said...

This is ultra cool. xpression the photo has everything loved this !! sandy

Rhea said...

What a cool photo! I had no idea porcupines could climb. I don't think I've ever run across one before. Very nice picture!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Salty! Great picture. And what an adorable porcupine. I didn't know that they could climb. Lisa

Christy said...

I really like this shot. I never realized they could climb. Just goes to show you really do learn something new everyday.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

I like it. Very nice Dad.

lv2scpbk said...

I really like this photo. I've never seen one up in a tree.

Gretchen said...

Great shot! Those are the critters that ate off part of our boat when we were island camping!

B. Roan said...

Very nice!

Misty Dawn said...

Oh my gosh - it is SO cute! I've never seen a one in real life before. You wouldn't expect them to be so cute, especially since they can be so painful ;-)

This is a truly fantastic shot!

For The People said...

:)!

Faye Pekas said...

Most of the porcupines I see are dead on the road. Its nice to see one a little more active :)

Meggie said...

I heard from the grapevine that the little guy in the tree is really a porcupine model. He gets paid big bucks for posing. Be prepared to share the royalties from your photos, Salty.

fishing guy said...

BTW: I left you a 2008 Award at my sight, accept it if you wish.

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a prickly topic for today's Camera Critter! How nice to be able to get such a clear photo!

Catherine said...

He/She is beautiful! And Beautifully captured!! I didn't realize those prickley critters climb trees!:)
Have a great week!
Cat

Kerri said...

Oh, he does look adorable. What a fabulous shot!! I am reminded of a stuffed animal when I see this....but I'm sure he isn't as soft :)

Louise said...

Love the photo. I'm sure s/he appreciated the photo session being over, however. Glad s/he put up with it while it lasted!