Wild Boar (Sus scrofa)

Earlier this year we made a trip to the Bavarian Forest National Park (Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald), which you can read more about in a previous post.

Back then we were there looking for the Eurasian Lynx, but we also learned that wild boar (Sus scrofa) can be found in the region. Unfortunately, due to our focus on the Lynx, we did not get a chance to see them.

Since we felt that not seeing the wild boar was a missed opportunity we decided to go back to the National Park and see if we could find them.

After wandering the park for 2 days we finally got to see a glimpse of the wild boar running through the thick forest, but by the time I got the camera and tripod in place they were already long gone.

Since we now had a starting point for our search we went back the next morning. To be better prepared and to be able to move more agile, I decided to take a lighter lens that I could handhold.

Much to our surprise we bumped into a group of wild boar, right next to a footpath, where they were feasting on all the delicacies mother earth had to offer.

While we were up pretty close and the big male boar was keeping an eye on us, they didn’t seem to mind our presence.

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Equipment used:
Nikon D850
Nikon 200-500 f/5,6
Lowepro Pro Trekker 600 AW

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