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Hehe, this is my last upload of this dubious nature. I have been called names like dungographer and Renderosity has started a LWitDG (DON'T ask about the "D"! lol) Kidding aside: This is a manly dung beetle taking home a honeymoon present for his bride. She can be seen in a somewhat passive role on the other side of the ball. Her eggs will be laid inside. While making fun of this, bear in mind, these creatures spend a great deal of their lives in dung and therefore, out of respect,  we don't drive over dung heaps in the bush.

Now you can relax, something moody and heavy next time, more on par with my age.

See you in the August forum challenge.

Thank you for silly comments, dung-eon humor and visits to my previous upload:

August 5, 2008
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Aug 5, 2008 7:01:04 am
It's a very hard work! :)
Excellent capture, my friend!!!

by carlx Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 7:03:46 am
Excellent capture Oom Piet.

by kgb224 Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 7:04:39 am
Excellent shot of this busy guy. Fantastic details!

by Hendesse Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 7:04:40 am
You've GOT to be KIDDING me. Such interesting facts you give us! You are a dung-pro! LOL At first when I saw this i thought OMG, that poor beetle didn't didn't drop THIS??? lol ouch!!!! Excellent pov on this dropping Pieter. I'm just saddened it is the last. I have yet to see Hippo-stuff, Giraffe-Stuff, just to name a couple. (..and now I can't believe my sudden interest in dungology)

by tizjezzme Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 7:05:07 am
Lol i opened this and the advertisment in top corner was for sweet moments superb capture hugs lou x

by Bossie_Boots Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 7:06:01 am
excellent series.

by timtripp Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 7:06:03 am
Now that is a dedicated groom :0)
Another great photo....

by mbz2662 Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 7:06:49 am
... I would never have the idea personally to speak disparagingly about your photos. On the contrary! Who of us gets these interesting "things" to see? Even more nicely that you show them to us! This is the real life!
And the dung beetle could not increase, if there was not the fertilizer!
Thanks over again that you have shown me the exceedingly interesting pictures!
Also this is a wonderful admission - what always the "other" may say in addition!

(I hope that the text was translated correctly!)

by flora-crassella Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 7:12:25 am
If it wasn't for those little dung beetles the old saying would run more like "It's a Dungle out there" lol
Bless them for burying most of it before we step in it :)

by Chaosphoto Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 7:12:38 am
Very funny shot Piet, nicely done

by magnus073 Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 7:26:01 am
Thanks for the pic. I had read about them and how they spread the fertilizer. Didn't know they were an inch or more. He's standing head down, right?


by drace68 Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 7:37:03 am
Great shot! Very nice photo!

by Darkwish Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 8:13:09 am
Great photo. I have seen on the Discovery channel, films about Africa and about this dung beetle. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

by kansas Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 8:29:03 am
He's such a gorgeous colour, despite his rather dubious habits... :-)

by Eutopia Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 8:38:35 am
LOL! But it is a really excellent capture and a funny story. I am not sure we could do without them :) Thanks for sharing.

by helanker Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 8:49:07 am
like shari, i think you should be getting out there and capturing all the different variety`s piet :o)..excellent series


by mickuk50 Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 9:16:03 am
Why, what's the matter? This (or a closely related one) is a holy Scarabeus, moving the Sun on its way! Remarkably, this implies that ancient Egyptians thought of the Sun as a globe, rather than a spot -- not so evident at that time. Congrats! Lorand

by lorandbartho Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 9:20:39 am
Amazing how everything in nature is recycled. If only humans could be so wise. Once again, most interesting.

by Digital_Mischief Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 9:22:15 am
Ok, I don't think I would drive over dung in any case...I hate washing my car but now I suppose there is one more reason for swerve. I have always thought dung beetles were in a class of their own - not many will spend time taking it home...most bugs just make use of it where it lies. Super macro!

by MrsLubner Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 9:55:20 am
Yes ! These beetles do a lot in the recycling process. We owe them a them a lot of respect and consideration.
Nice portrait of this beetle !

by virginiese Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 10:02:15 am
He he, he is working hard!

by G_Mansco Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 10:12:30 am
excellent series and marvelous capture of the moment on this.

by Ac-Dc Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 10:28:17 am
Interesting photo. excellent shot!!

by furuta Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 10:34:08 am

by Petra-S Homepage »

Aug 5, 2008 10:46:42 am
You have presented us a different aspect of nature!
Great work! :)

by emmecielle Homepage »


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