Whiskers (Nature Challenge)

Challenge #169 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge show us interesting and unusual whiskers to be found in the animal world. Whiskers, (facial hair) on large or small animals, birds, fish and marine creatures. I am also accepting the whisker-like appendages on the faces of insects, spiders, caterpillars. Please, NO photos of whiskers on humans, or domestic pets. Macro and close-up photos welcome. Size of entry: 1,600px on the longer side.
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Backlit Whiskers
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Lion cub up in a tree on the Masai Mara. I have no recollection of why I used these unreasonable camera settings.
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Submitted: Saturday, 19th September, 2015 15:41 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 18th July, 2012
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 1/3200 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 6400
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