I am always amazed at just how fast a Porcupine can move, you’d think photographing one would be simple. The other things I didn’t know is that they actually like attention at least as babies, they like having their tummy scratched just like a kitten or puppy. I would not suggest this with one of the adult Porcupines though!

Interesting Facts about Porcupines

  • up to 30,000 quills on their body
  • are excellent climbers
  • a baby porcupine is called a porcupette
  • Length – 25 to 36 in (60 to 90 cm)
  • Weight – 12 to 35 lbs (5 to 16 kg)
  • Also called a Quill Pig
  • collective noun is a prickle

For a change I don’t have a strong opinion about this collective noun. Of course, I do have an alternate collective noun that I like, a barb! Thoughts?

Porcupine Photography Gallery

Porcupine with an inquisitive look towards the photographer, Jeff Wendorff

An inquisitive look from a porcupine.

Porcupine on an old log photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Porcupine on an old log

A Porcupine standing on it's rear legs photographed by Jeff Wendorff

A Porcupine standing on it’s rear legs

Porcupine in the forest photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Porcupine in the forest

Porcupine Photography Portfolio

I’ve got a nice selection of Porcupines in all sorts environments. I have to say though that I really like the ones taken in winter. If you go to my portfolio, not only will you see more cool images, but you can order prints or license my work for your usage. It’s just a click away…right HERE!

Wildlife Photography Workshops

Many times a year I offer photography workshops featuring wildlife models such as this porcupine. It’s a great chance to fill your portfolio with some great wildlife and hone your skills at the same time. If you’d like to learn more about my photography workshops, check out my Wildlife Nature and Creative Photography Workshops…HERE.