Posted by Des on Wed Mar 02, 2022 12:50 pm

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This was taken towards the end of the dry season. I followed this individual in the very hot and parched forest in the western part of Madagascar.

Fossa, like many top predators, is not shy, so you are able to get quite close if being careful. The challenge is often locating one. I was on foot and spent a couple of hours approaching him. He was at rest when I took this image. This is uncropped with a D810, at 500mm, f6.3.



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by Carol Clarke on Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:00 pm
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A lovely view of this vulnerable carnivore, Des! You have caught that iconic face and beautiful eyes perfectly.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Mar 02, 2022 7:49 pm
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A remarkable shot- beautifully done-such lovely details in the face and a pretty pose. Not sure I've ever seen a photo of this animal.
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by david fletcher on Thu Mar 03, 2022 3:48 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
A lovely view of this vulnerable carnivore, Des!  You have caught that iconic face and beautiful eyes perfectly.


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by WDCarrier on Thu Mar 03, 2022 3:07 pm
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What a beautiful animal. Obviously, your patience and skill paid off on this image. Very impressive.
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by David J. Bogener on Thu Mar 03, 2022 4:15 pm
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Excellent detail and eye contact in soft light. Not a species we see photographed frequently. Well done.

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