Hairy Armadillo

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This isn’t much an an image other than a record shot of an interesting creature. I had never seen a hairy armadillo before this encounter. Kind of a cool looking thing. Quite fast across the ground and apparently very sensitive to sounds so tried to be very still and actually set my camera in a mode to minimize the mirror slap. Image from South America.

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Hi Keith!

Very nice details in the Armadillo and great eye contact.
Was this taken from the vehicle?
Not sure if this was possible, but subject calls for a lower POV, I like to capture such subjects, lying flat on the ground at eye level.

Hi Jagdeep:

No, this was taken standing out in a field. Didn’t think fast enough to get down on the ground. That would have been a great idea…

Definitely an interesting looking critter, Keith. In this image it looks pretty good sized, but that’s difficult to tell. How does it compare with our southern ones?

It is smaller than the armadillos I’ve seen in the southern states. Maybe 2/3 of the size?

Such an interesting species. Well captured. I like the hint of wildflowers throughout the frame. This angle works for me.