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September 18


The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is the largest extant rodent in the world. Its closest relatives are agouti, chinchillas, coyphillas, and guinea pigs.
Native to South America, the capybara inhabits savannas and dense forests and lives near bodies of water.
It is a highly social species and can be found in groups as large as 100 individuals, but usually lives in groups of 10–20 individuals.
The capybara is not a threatened species, though it is hunted for its meat and skin.
Adult capybaras grow to 107 to 134 cm (3.51 to 4.40 ft) in length, stand 50 to 64 cm (20 to 25 in) tall at the withers, and typically weigh 35 to 66 kg (77 to 150 lb), with an average in the Venezuelan llanos of 48.9 kg (108 lb).
The top recorded weight are 91 kg (200 lb) for a wild female from Brazil and 73.5 kg (162 lb) for a wild male from Uruguay.
Source: Wikipedia

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/640s f/5.3 at 280.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
FinnHorse17-Oct-2012 22:17
Cute ones...
FinnHorse17-Oct-2012 22:17
Cute ones...
FinnHorse17-Oct-2012 22:16
Cute little ones....
FinnHorse17-Oct-2012 22:16
Cute little ones....
J S Quesada19-Sep-2012 08:27
Great and crisp capture of this unique and sleepy animals. V
Patrick F19-Sep-2012 08:10
Lovely shot of this big guinea pigs!!! V+++++
Cindi Smith19-Sep-2012 02:08
I believe those are a delicacy in South America....great detail!!!
Frank Brault19-Sep-2012 00:46
Walter, you are educating me. Thanks for the background. Your portrait of the three of them is superb. The detail is excellent, the composition is beautiful and the subtle colors are exquisite. Terrific work! V
Marcia Colelli19-Sep-2012 00:21
Very sweet capture of this lovely family V
woody3418-Sep-2012 23:15
Lovely capture of this of this family scene...V
lou_rozensteins18-Sep-2012 22:28
Lovely shot. What beautiful babies!
Karen Stuebing18-Sep-2012 22:07
It's really a cute animal and this is a lovely capture of the family together. V.
laine18-Sep-2012 21:27
How fortunate to find the family together...a superb capture.
Mairéad18-Sep-2012 21:17
Aww- this is a very cute family group. V
Chris Spracklen18-Sep-2012 20:46
Top quality shot and fascinating info, Walter. *V*
You're sure getting the best out of your 80-400 with the D700!
John Reynolds18-Sep-2012 20:35
Wonderful group shot. V.
Simon Chandler18-Sep-2012 20:21
Beautiful and heartwarming image. Great clarity. v
Stephanie18-Sep-2012 20:17
Aren't they just the cutest darned things you've ever seen? beautiful capture Walter! V
Chris(tine)18-Sep-2012 20:16
They look like oversized guinea pigs. Lovely shot.
Light_Works18-Sep-2012 20:04
Nice capture! V.
J. Scott Coile18-Sep-2012 20:00
The small ones almost look like Hamsters.
soulis18-Sep-2012 19:53
Great! V.
joseantonio18-Sep-2012 19:53
What a sweet and lovely image...V.
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