Photo of the Week - "Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed" - Porcupine

March 25, 2021  •  1 Comment


Porcupine (North American) - 9 Photos


I never thought I would fall in love with a large rodent but this porcupine literally "melted my heart". 


I believe this is the same porcupine I photographed in October 2017. I have included the gallery in which he/she appeared of that date.  It is the only opportunity so far that I have had to photograph a porcupine climbing down a tree. (Photo #5 within the Gallery.)  They generally wait until evening or take the back side of a tree to minimize any predation.


Porcupines in the warmer months can be known to travel up to 1.5 kilometres in search of food. This porcupine and the one that appears in the gallery were photographed in an area less than 350 metres. And no other porcupine could have that "deer in the headlights" look! :) Also, this porcupine & the October 2017 one both have that lighter quill colouring.


And as a further note, no porcupines were kept from napping or woken from their sleep in the course of this photography. The photos are not in chronological order. 


PHOTO #1 - "Melt My Heart"

PHOTO #2 - "Deer in the Headlights Look"

PHOTO #3 - "Hi Ya!" 


PHOTO #4 - "Does This Angle Make My Nose Look Big?"

PHOTO #5 - "Peek-A-Boo - I See You"

PHOTO #6 - "Wide Awake"


PHOTO #7 - "One Eye Closed"

PHOTO #8 - "Naptime" 

PHOTO #9 - "High Five!"



Oh my, what a fantastic series!
The porcupine really posed for you. I do love the "deer in the headlights" look best.
We could also call it "no hairdresser visits during pandemic" look...
Have a great Sunday!
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