Saturday, 4 September 2010

Hyena


MalaMala Game Reserve, South Africa
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Check the Camera Critters meme #126

19 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Did you take this at night Jose? It look still like a fairly young one?

JM said...

Joan, we were having a light snack outside the jeep at dusk; I believe this guy was attracted by the smell of what we were eating, so we had to get into the (open) vehicle. He walked around it and almost sniffed my leg right after I took this photo! :-)

Nikki-ann said...

I don't think you'd want to mess with him! :) Great shot.

Misty Dawn said...

Wow - what a spectacular shot and an amazing story you shared in your comment!

cat said...

Wow amazing shot! I would have been really scared had that critter sniffed my leg.

Roberto M. Alves said...

The hyena seems to be afraid of something. Great capture.

greetings

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Wow, I have never seen one up close and personal. This shot is fantastic, thanks for sharing.

michael said...

That's amazing that the hyena wasn't afraid of people at all. Nice of it to get within flash range, though.

Thanks for the info on Terra del Fuego.

Mahon said...

i like the hyenas, I find these animals so special! Besides, I do not think it was as big !.... always great courage! Attention to you anyway! bye.....

Beth Niquette said...

What an extraordinary photo! I've never seen a hyena except for in the zoo. Amazing!

Jacob said...

I started laughing, I'm still laughing, I can't stop laughing. A hyena, heh, heh, heh, heh!

Cute shot. Hope you used a long lens!

Pagan Sphinx said...

It resembles a dog a bit but I would NOT want to pet it!

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EG Wow said...

They can be quite vicious but this one looks young. Neat shot!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! I am sure you got a fright. They get very brazen in some areas and loose their fear of man and so become dangerous, very much like what has happened to the baboons in some areas.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Actually he looks unexpectedly nice close up.

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

excellent catch!! regards

Francisca said...

Great capture... but I'm glad you didn't lose a leg for it! Not an appealing animal...

tapirgal said...

Beautiful pic of a strange animal. Always compelling in a weird way.

Philip said...

It looks to me like you took this at night Great capture :))