Three Lines, Three Photographs, Three Days: Band of the Banded

For today – the last day of the challenge – I was planning on a portrait I had taken during the summer. When I skimmed some old photographs, however, I came across this one, and found it fitted the theme better than the other two, at least. šŸ˜›

Banded mongooses, the creatively named Mungos mungo, are the most commonly found mongoose on the Masai Mara. Their groups average around 20 but can be up to 70 in number. In the photograph below, it was evening, and after a long day’s foraging, this band of three (pun intended) were returning to their den. For more information on banded mongooses, I highly recommend checking out bandedmongoose.org, an ongoing research project by the University of Exeter on their fascinating behavioral tendencies and social quirks.

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I would like to note that for this challenge, black and white was not mandatory: it merely happened so that all my photographs turned out that way!

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5 thoughts on “Three Lines, Three Photographs, Three Days: Band of the Banded

    1. Yeah, this was an awesome experience! We also had the chance to see the other, slightly rare species of mongoose – the dwarf mongoose – during the trip, so I might post pictures of that as well. In India, we’ve often seen mongooses literally running across the highway.

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