Friday, 23 April 2010

A very nice surprise.

A day spent in the Forest of Dean had been pretty unproductive until I was making my way home.

Just off the side of one of the forest roads were a group of Boar. Two sows and 8 or more piglets. I managed to stop and grab the camera to get a few shots, they turned out pretty good.























This shot was both moving and amusing, moving because of the closeness between the sow and Piglet and amusing because she has a piece of bracken on her forehead.



















I love this shot of two of the Piglets.




















A chance encounter and one that I will remember for a long time. At one point the sow and the piglet in picture 3 were only 6 feet away from me. I couldnt get them in the frame on my 70-200 lens.

As usual click on the pics to see larger version.

5 comments:

forestwildlife said...

Great shots Brian, I went looking for these myself the other day sadly to no avail.

Brian J Davis said...

Thank you Steve, theres a few being seen in various places. Soudley seems to be favourite at the moment.
Like your blog by the way.

Katie said...

Brilliant photos Brian! Me and my dad have seen them recently but either not had a camera or been unable to stop! One day soon I hope to be able to get a photo of them! Love the piglets!

Bob Bushell said...

A beautiful day you had, the pigs were brilliant for you.

Brian J Davis said...

Thanks all, I was very lucky.