I was out in the desert after dark looking and trying again to photograph Western Barn Owl. I found a single Owl, but discovered that without a 3rd arm or my son, it was almost impossible to hold my camera and a torch together for the short time the Owl appeared.
Frustrated and disappointed I went on the hunt for other terrestrial desert creatures and eventually found only a Cheeseman's Gerbil, that was skittish to start, but eventually did accept my presence. The images below all taken with flash, as the only source of light.
It is predominantly a nocturnal and solitary rodent and has hairs on the soles of it's feet that helps it run more easily across soft desert sand.
|Cheeseman's Gerbil (Gerbillus cheesmani arduus)|