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Warthog Boar - Nothing better than a Mud bath A large tusked Warthog boar (note the large "warts" under his eyes - with a female these warts are a quarter of the size) takes a cooling swim during a hot summer's day.  Photographed in Namibia, southwestern Africa.  Geotagged,Namibia,Phacochoerus africanus,Warthog,bath,boar,cool off,funny,hog,humor,male,relax,summer,swim,tusks Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Warthog Boar - Nothing better than a Mud bath

A large tusked Warthog boar (note the large "warts" under his eyes - with a female these warts are a quarter of the size) takes a cooling swim during a hot summer's day. Photographed in Namibia, southwestern Africa.

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  1. omg what a beast! It's as if it is at its absolute peak, and you captured it. When looking up the word "Warthog", this photo should appear. Posted 4 years ago
    1. If I could like your comment, I would! It made me chuckle a bit :) Posted 4 years ago
      1. Actually, there was a time in which you could vote up/down comments. I removed that feature as it did not add much value. Posted 4 years ago
        1. Thanks for the comment. Yeah, guess only his mother thinks he is pretty. Posted 4 years ago
    2. Ferdy, just a quick note to let you know I will be out for a week or so ... going to Etosha National Park (and will hopefully return with a few photographs). My absence from the site is thus work related ... I will be back. Thanks. Posted 4 years ago
      1. That's very kind of you to let us know. Have fun over there, and I look forward to your return! Posted 4 years ago
  2. Wow i saw a few in SA but not with big tusks like this. Great shot. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot for the comment. Yes, this boar is exceptional in that regard. The lower teeth, just barely seen in this shot, are the really sharp ones. Posted 4 years ago

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The warthog or common warthog is a wild member of the pig family found in grassland, savanna, and woodland in sub-Saharan Africa. In the past, it was commonly treated as a subspecies of ''P. aethiopicus'', but today that scientific name is restricted to the desert warthog of northern Kenya, Somalia, and eastern Ethiopia.

The common name comes from the four large, wart-like protrusions found on the head of the warthog, which serve as a fat reserve and are used for defense when males fight... more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Jan 10, 2015. Captured Apr 15, 2013 13:15 in D2874, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/8.0
  • 1/332s
  • ISO125
  • 220mm