Spotted Hyena

15 August 2011

Strange and ugly creatures up close the spotted hyena is also known as the laughing hyena.

Whilst more commonly know as a scavanger - clashing with lions and trying to steal their kills - they do also hunt and kills animals themselves in packs.

On the night game drive I did we passed a pack of these and after stopping the jeep one decided to investigate and got closer than any of us felt comfortable!

Focal Length:400mm
Aperture:f/5.6
ISO:100
Exposure:1/500 sec
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