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Burrow Collection

In the vast landscapes of Sublette County, Wyoming, two young Burrowing owls curiously stand at the edge of their underground sanctuary

Background imageBurrow Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900
Group of miners in the 70 level, including the photographers wife and son. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageBurrow Collection: USA, Wyoming, Sublette County. Two young Burrowing owls stand at the edge of their

USA, Wyoming, Sublette County. Two young Burrowing owls stand at the edge of their natal burrow

Background imageBurrow Collection: Picture No. 10877184

Picture No. 10877184
Suricate / Meerkat - family with young on the lookout at the edge of its burrow. (Suricata suricatta) Date:

Background imageBurrow Collection: East Pool Mine Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

East Pool Mine Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Clearing out ore from landing brace at surface. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageBurrow Collection: Naked Mole Rat underground. Digs with its incisor teeth. Blind. Dry areas North East Africa

Naked Mole Rat underground. Digs with its incisor teeth. Blind. Dry areas North East Africa
PM-10590 Naked Mole Rat underground Dry areas North East Africa. Heterocephalus glaber Digs with its incisor teeth. Blind

Background imageBurrow Collection: Picture No. 11091998

Picture No. 11091998
Water Vole sitting by burrow at stream with reflection April Date:

Background imageBurrow Collection: South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1892

South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1892
Four miners standing in the Cathedral, at South Condurrow mine. In 1897 part of the property was transferred to Camborne School of Mines as the (later) King Edward VII mine

Background imageBurrow Collection: South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. June 1908

South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. June 1908
Mill at the 130 level. Miner guiding ore into trolley from above. Carpenters saw hanging from the side of chute framework. Pieces of loose timber standing nearby

Background imageBurrow Collection: Mole

Mole
USH-55 MOLE - burrowing out of mole hill Talpa europaea Duncan Usher Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBurrow Collection: Picture No. 11676042

Picture No. 11676042
Suricate / Meerkat adults with young on the lookout at the edge of their burrow. Date:

Background imageBurrow Collection: King Edward VII Mine, South Condurrow, Camborne, Cornwall. 27th November 1903

King Edward VII Mine, South Condurrow, Camborne, Cornwall. 27th November 1903
Students working underground at an unknown depth at King Edward VII mine, South Condurrow, Camborne, Cornwall. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageBurrow Collection: Adult puffin and puffling at entrance to burrow, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Adult puffin and puffling at entrance to burrow, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBurrow Collection: Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl
FG-10431 Burrowing Owl - six on ground Athene cunicularia Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBurrow Collection: An adult mudskipper, subfamily Oxudercinae, in mud burrow on the mud flats of Vansittart Bay

An adult mudskipper, subfamily Oxudercinae, in mud burrow on the mud flats of Vansittart Bay, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia, Pacific

Background imageBurrow Collection: young wild rabbits, Austria

young wild rabbits, Austria
SM-2815 Wild Rabbits - young Austria Oryctolagus cuniculus Stefan Meyers Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageBurrow Collection: Illustration of Red Fox and European Badger living and breeding in burrow system with stoat

Illustration of Red Fox and European Badger living and breeding in burrow system with stoat and rabbits

Background imageBurrow Collection: AUDUBON: WOODCOCK. American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)

AUDUBON: WOODCOCK. American Woodcock (Scolopax minor). Engraving after John James Audubon for his Birds of America, 1827-38

Background imageBurrow Collection: Valley Pocket Gopher - punching dirt from burrow

Valley Pocket Gopher - punching dirt from burrow
KF-8882 Valley Pocket Gopher - punching dirt from burrow Thomomys bottae Kenneth W Fink Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBurrow Collection: Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) with young, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape

Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) with young, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape, South Africa, January

Background imageBurrow Collection: Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) gathering around burrows on cliff top, Isle of Lunga

Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) gathering around burrows on cliff top, Isle of Lunga, Treshnish Isles, Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK, June

Background imageBurrow Collection: The West African lungfish (Protopterus annectens)

The West African lungfish (Protopterus annectens)
Illustration of a The West African lungfish (Protopterus annectens)

Background imageBurrow Collection: American Badger Peeking out of den

American Badger Peeking out of den

Background imageBurrow Collection: USA, Wyoming, Sublette County, a Burrowing Owl female stands at her burrow entrance

USA, Wyoming, Sublette County, a Burrowing Owl female stands at her burrow entrance
Usa, Wyoming, Sublette County, a Burrowing Owl female stands at her burrow entrance with a young owl flapping its wings

Background imageBurrow Collection: Picture No. 10848461

Picture No. 10848461
Pebble Mount / Mound Mouse - pushing stone from burrow (Pseudomys chapmani) Date:

Background imageBurrow Collection: USA, Wyoming, Sublette County, an adult Burrowing Owl stands at its burrow with

USA, Wyoming, Sublette County, an adult Burrowing Owl stands at its burrow with
Usa, Wyoming, Sublette County, an adult Burrowing Owl stands at its burrow with a Blue Flax background of wildflowers

Background imageBurrow Collection: Mating Marginated Tortoises

Mating Marginated Tortoises
Mating pair of Marginated Tortoises (Testudo marginata) at their nest burrow in Turkey

Background imageBurrow Collection: young wild rabbits, Austria

young wild rabbits, Austria
SM-2809 Wild Rabbits - young Austria Oryctolagus cuniculus Stefan Meyers Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageBurrow Collection: Black-tailed Prairie Dog - adult alert at burrow entrance

Black-tailed Prairie Dog - adult alert at burrow entrance
USH-582 Black-tailed PRAIRIE DOG - adult looking out of burrow entrance Cynomys ludovicianus Duncan Usher Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageBurrow Collection: Suricate / Meerkat - clean out new hole for refuge in time of danger Kalahari Desert, Africa

Suricate / Meerkat - clean out new hole for refuge in time of danger Kalahari Desert, Africa
CH-4044 Suricate / Meerkat - clean out new hole for refuge in time of danger Kalahari Desert, Africa. Suricata suricatta Clem Haagner Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageBurrow Collection: Blacktail Praire Dog

Blacktail Praire Dog
FG-855 Black-tailed Praire Dog Cynomys ludovicianus Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBurrow Collection: Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) four juveniles, huddled together at burrow entrance

Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) four juveniles, huddled together at burrow entrance, Kalahari Meerkat Project, Kuruman River Reserve, Kalahari Desert, Northern Cape, South Africa

Background imageBurrow Collection: A Mole Cricket

A Mole Cricket
5308483 A Mole Cricket.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a Mole Cricket. Mole crickets are cylindrical-bodied insects about 3-5 centimetres long)

Background imageBurrow Collection: Prairie dogs

Prairie dogs
5308485 Prairie dogs.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting prairie dogs. Prairie dogs are herbivorous burrowing rodents native to grasslands of North America. Dated 19th century)

Background imageBurrow Collection: Engraving depicting the life cycle of a mason spider, showing a sectional view of its burrow

Engraving depicting the life cycle of a mason spider, showing a sectional view of its burrow, 19th century
5309309 Engraving depicting the life cycle of a mason spider, showing a sectional view of its burrow, 19th century; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the life cycle of a mason spider)

Background imageBurrow Collection: This Mechanized Age, 1937: Snow Plough (colour litho)

This Mechanized Age, 1937: Snow Plough (colour litho)
8657543 This Mechanized Age, 1937: Snow Plough (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Snow Plough)

Background imageBurrow Collection: Prairie dogs

Prairie dogs
5308486 Prairie dogs.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting prairie dogs. Prairie dogs are herbivorous burrowing rodents native to grasslands of North America. Dated 19th century)

Background imageBurrow Collection: Wild rabbits (colour litho)

Wild rabbits (colour litho)
8641626 Wild rabbits (colour litho) by Weir, Harrison William (1824-1906); Private Collection; (add.info.: Wild rabbits. Illustration for The Prize, 1889.); © Look and Learn

Background imageBurrow Collection: USA, Southeast Oregon, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, burrowing owl near nesting burrow

USA, Southeast Oregon, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, burrowing owl near nesting burrow

Background imageBurrow Collection: Rabbit-Shooting near Tunbridge - drawn by Duncan, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Rabbit-Shooting near Tunbridge - drawn by Duncan, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Rabbit-Shooting near Tunbridge - drawn by Duncan, 1850. A squeak is heard, and the nearest sportsman flies to the spot, crying Dead! dead! and presently returns with the prize

Background imageBurrow Collection: Female Black-footed cat (Felis nigripes) with kitten, at edge of burrow

Female Black-footed cat (Felis nigripes) with kitten, at edge of burrow. These animals have been radio collared as part of the Black-footed Cat Project, Karoo South Africa

Background imageBurrow Collection: USA, Wyoming, Sublette County. Four Burrowing Owl chicks stand at the edge of their

USA, Wyoming, Sublette County. Four Burrowing Owl chicks stand at the edge of their burrow evening light

Background imageBurrow Collection: Burrowing Owls Love

Burrowing Owls Love
Mating Burrowing Owls. The burrowing owl is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America

Background imageBurrow Collection: Short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) with muddy face, emerging from burrow, Jervis Bay

Short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) with muddy face, emerging from burrow, Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Background imageBurrow Collection: RF - Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica) flying on to the cliff top

RF - Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica) flying on to the cliff top and gathering around burrows. Isle of Lunga, Treshnish Isles, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Background imageBurrow Collection: Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) queen about to land at her nest burrow in a

Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) queen about to land at her nest burrow in a garden lawn with loaded pollen sacs to provision grubs that will become future workers for her colony, Wiltshire

Background imageBurrow Collection: Giant molerat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus) in burrow, Ethiopia

Giant molerat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus) in burrow, Ethiopia

Background imageBurrow Collection: Somerset TA12 6 Map

Somerset TA12 6 Map
Postcode Sector Map of Somerset TA12 6

Background imageBurrow Collection: European hamster (Cricetus cricetus) male, in underground burrow, captive

European hamster (Cricetus cricetus) male, in underground burrow, captive



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In the vast landscapes of Sublette County, Wyoming, two young Burrowing owls curiously stand at the edge of their underground sanctuary. Their wide eyes reflect the untamed beauty of the American wilderness as they prepare to embark on their nocturnal adventures. Meanwhile, in a distant time and place, South Condurrow Mine in Camborne, Cornwall witnessed bustling activity back in 1892. Miners tirelessly burrowed deep into the earth's crust, seeking precious minerals that would shape industries and communities for generations to come. But not all they are man-made; nature has its own architects too. In dry regions of North East Africa, Naked Mole Rats diligently dig intricate tunnels with their incisor teeth. These blind creatures navigate through darkness beneath arid lands, creating an underground network that ensures their survival. Back in Cornwall's mining history, King Edward VII Mine stood proudly on South Condurrow soil on November 27th, 1903. The miners' perseverance echoed through every tunnel they carved out—a testament to human determination and resilience within Earth's depths. While moles may be small compared to mighty mineshafts or expansive deserts, these industrious creatures play a vital role in shaping our ecosystems. With unmatched precision and agility, they create intricate networks below ground level—nature's hidden highways connecting various habitats together. June 1908 brought another chapter to South Condurrow Mine's story—a tale etched deep within Cornwall's rich heritage. As miners delved further into the earth's embrace with each passing day, new discoveries awaited them—both treasures from Mother Nature herself and tales whispered by ancient rocks. From Wales to Western Australia—the wonders of burrows span across continents and oceans alike. An adult puffin guards its precious puffling at the entrance of their cozy abode in Wales while an adventurous mudskipper finds solace within a muddy burrow along Vansittart Bay's vast mud flats in Kimberley.