South African Hedgehog
Atelerix frontalis
The South African Hedgehog (Atelerix frontalis) is a strange looking mammal which inhabits semi-arid areas of southern Africa. The one shown here was near Pietersburg, Limpopo Province, South Africa, in January, 2006. The shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS lens and 2X extender.