¤ Wolpertinger, Wolperdinger | Bedrohte Tierart | Threatened species called Wolperdinger in Bavaria, Germany

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A very rare animal living in the south of Germany (Bavaria), I took this picture in Rothenburg/Tauber. It's called Wolpertinger. Unfortunately, it is hunted and is almost extinct and now a threatened species. It was great luck for me to see one of them (Female) and it was more fantastic to take a picture of this very special moment. Wolpertingers are very shy.

Read more about Wolpertinger at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolpertinger ......... now in German language:

Ganz seltenes Exemplar, ich hatte wahnsinniges Fotografenglück, sind ja nahezu ausgestorben (Geweih soll die Potenz steigern) - Hier der Text aus Wikipedia:

... Die z.B. im Wolpertinger-Museum in Mittenwald und im Deutschen Jagd- und Fischereimuseum ausgestellten Exemplare der präparierten Bälger zeigen den Wolpertinger zumeist mit einem gehörnten Hasenkopf. Dem Körper sind in der Regel die Extremitäten verschiedener Tierarten angefügt. So besitzt der Wolpertinger oft Flügel statt Vorderläufe und die Hinterbeine sind mit den Füßen von Wasservögeln ausgebildet...

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Comments (51)

b.e.r.n.d. on March 18, 2013

Just fantasy, Melsen. A not existing animal. A joke. Thx. Warm greetings Bernd

Nelly T on March 21, 2013

Tolles mischwesen! L!


Frank Schneidereit on September 2, 2013


LG Frank

cheets99 on September 6, 2013

b.e.r.n.d. WOW! I think that I have a nesting pair living in my back yard! I did not realize that they were so rare! :) FAV Cheers!

b.e.r.n.d. on October 9, 2013

haha, thank you cheets99, so if you have some, keep care for them. Here they are very, very rar. Some People say - they were all hunted and dead... but as you can see here and at home, that's not right. Warm greetings, Bernd

AndiN on October 22, 2013

b.e.r.n.d der ist ja so schön wie meiner. 1 L LG Andi

b.e.r.n.d. on October 22, 2013

etwas blasser als Deiner... ^^ Grüße aus dem Neckartal - Bernd

omid&Arman 2 on November 6, 2013

بسیار زیبا

L❀ +♥YS♥ 傘با آرزوی موفقیت 傘

omid&Arman 2 on November 6, 2013

lo0o0ol :)

sogesehen on May 8

Gott sei Dank sind die selten :) ysl M

mijodrag on June 24

Very impressive photograph and galery, very nice photo. YsL I added your gallery to my favorites. Friendly greetings from Serbia-Belgrade , Mijodrag

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Photo taken in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Rothenburg, Germany

Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 23, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by b.e.r.n.d.
    • Camera: SONY CYBERSHOT
    • Taken on 2012/07/22 12:34:04
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 25.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash