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Mountain Tapir


Posted by Nate Chappell on Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:16 pm

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Our group found this endangered species on our most recent Ecuador tour and the tapir was kind enough to hang around the lodge area for 3 days of photography, it was quite a thrill as it was the first time I had seen this animal from less than a couple hundred yards away.
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by Ron Day on Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:27 pm
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A first for me, Nate, so thanks for sharing this with us. The pose is excellent with the mouth open revealing its teeth. Nice lighting and habitat too.
 

by Carol Clarke on Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:04 am
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I've only ever seen these fascinating creatures in captivity, or in wildlife programmes, so this must have been a real treat for you, Nate!  A lovely view of this one, and it looks like quite a character.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:38 am
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A fine view and what a treat it must have been to see. Looking at that mouth makes me wonder what it eats.
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by Nate Chappell on Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:15 am
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Cynthia Crawford wrote:
A fine view and what a treat it must have been to see. Looking at that mouth makes me wonder what it eats.



Thanks Cindy, it was feeding on plants (large leaves) when we watched it
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by david fletcher on Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:39 pm
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Super pose Nate. Not often we see these here and certainly with a heads up pose. Nicely done
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