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Spotted Hyena at night

This Hyena dropped by camp almost every night in Savuti. So decided to try capture it's essence on our return from the daily safari. With my headlight on a...
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This Hyena dropped by camp almost every night in Savuti. So decided to try capture it's essence on our return from the daily safari. With my headlight on and our guid on a 45 degree angle with a spotlight to avoid red eyes completely. I slowly approached it and got a full series of images. This one stands out because to me it shows the essence of Hyena life. Dark, mysterious and always out to find the next opportunity..
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People's Choice in Animals That Invoke Fear Photo Challenge
Outstanding Creativity
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cevert
 
cevert February 07, 2016
Love this!
angeladignasbravin PRO
 
angeladignasbravin March 05, 2017
Superb minimalism!!
p_eileenbaltz
 
p_eileenbaltz March 24, 2018
Very powerful image! Congratulations on your People's Choice Challenge Win.
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Afterburner March 24, 2018
What a cool shot , wow love it .
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UPbyVeronica February 09, 2019
When I tell people that I'm not scared of the dark, just what could be in the dark that I can't see.... this is what I'm talking about! Spooky capture!