Warthog Pause

The warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus) is often seen running across the veld with its tail held rigidly high, like an aerial. Nobody knows if this serves a purpose, but this male warthog, seems to have relaxed its tail and taken a short pause before jogging off. This animal is highly diurnal and broadly distributed in Africa, its range extending south of the Sahara, mostly in Savanna grasslands. The warthog tends to avoid forest.
(Canon 7D; f/5.6; 1/125sec; ISO-200; 360mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography