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Cute & Cuddly Wildlife

All wildlife photographers like capturing images of lions or other large and charismatic animals. As we search for those opportunities we shouldn't pass up any chances that come our way for some of the smaller and cuter wild characters. I was reminded of this in Namibia recently after getting engaging shots of a scrub hare and a mouse (see below). I took the mouse photo at a waterhole where everyone else had their lenses trained on elephants and I was facing the other way shooting the mouse in a tree behind us. Sometimes the Aaawww! factor is all that is needed for an attention grabbing shot!

Mouse (Namibia): Canon 5D mkiii, 500mm F4.0 @ f4.5, 1/160, ISO800

Mouse (Namibia): Canon 5D mkiii, 500mm F4.0 @ f4.5, 1/160, ISO800

Ground Squirrel (Namibia): Canon 5D mkiii, 500mm F4 @ f4.0, 1/2000, ISO250

Ground Squirrel (Namibia): Canon 5D mkiii, 500mm F4 @ f4.0, 1/2000, ISO250

Scrub Hare (Namibia): Canon 5D mkiii, 500mm F4 @ f4.5, 1/160, ISO800

Scrub Hare (Namibia): Canon 5D mkiii, 500mm F4 @ f4.5, 1/160, ISO800

Squirrel (Botswana): Canon 7D, 500mm F4 @ f4.0, 1/1000, ISO1600

Squirrel (Botswana): Canon 7D, 500mm F4 @ f4.0, 1/1000, ISO1600

Dik Dik (Namibia): Canon 5D mkiii, 500mm F4 @ f6.3, 1/4000, IS1250

Dik Dik (Namibia): Canon 5D mkiii, 500mm F4 @ f6.3, 1/4000, IS1250

Baby Lions (Kenya): Canon 5D mkiii, 500mm F4 @ f5.6, 1/400, ISO2500

Baby Lions (Kenya): Canon 5D mkiii, 500mm F4 @ f5.6, 1/400, ISO2500

Baby Jackal (Botswana): Canon 7D, 500mm F4 @ f5.6, 1/640, ISO640

Baby Jackal (Botswana): Canon 7D, 500mm F4 @ f5.6, 1/640, ISO640