May 21, 2015

Bat-Eared Fox

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May 21, 2015
Bat-Eared Fox

Species: Bat-eared Fox | Location: Serengeti, Tanzania

While adorable looking, the bat-eared fox are actually quite the predator. Besides eating termites, which is 80% of their diet, they eat small rodents, lizards, eggs and young birds. Their jaws contain up to 52 teeth, by far the most of any African carnivore. However, the teeth are much smaller and with less sheering surface formation than teeth of other canid species.

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About The Photographer

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Karin Leperi is a multiple award-winning writer and photographer who embraces the natural landscape along with the wildlife and birds that inhabit it. Whether photographing people, culture, landscapes or wildlife, she seeks to capture the spirit of people, animal, and place.

She usually shoots with a Nikon D-7000 and her favorite Nikon 80-400mm lens, however she has recently upgraded to a Nikon D-7200 at the suggestion of her favorite photo instructor and workshop leader, Russ Burden.

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