Photo of the Week: Spring Eater

04-22-2013 // NWF Staff

Porcupine  

Porcupines are one of the largest rodents in North America, second only to beavers. Porcupines may have 30,000 or more quills, and they use their large front teeth to accommodate their diet of bark, stems, fruit, leaves and springtime buds. Maryland photographer Joan Saba was visiting Jackson Hole, Wyoming, when she came across this “porky.” She writes, “I noticed this fellow in the tree just outside our doorway, eating his dinner while nonchalantly watching me take his picture.” Saba used a Canon 7D camera with a 100-400 mm lens.

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