Yukon Porcupine

I captured this image in 2012 and I was named Youth Photographer of the Year by Nature’s Best in 2013 with it.

My dad and I had been looking for wildlife in the Yukon when we spotted this adorable North American Porcupine. I laid down on the ground for a better angle and pretty soon he started walking right towards me! I was just about to get out of the way so I didn’t become a human pincushion, when he decided to sit down right in front of me and take a look around!

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I am relatively new to NPN and just plowing through all the wonderful photos on board here. This is absolutely wonderful, Jenaya! It looks like it is wearing a regal robe the way the quills fan out. They don’t look deadly at all, here. lol.