This is a scene so typical of the Mana Pools, which the photographer is sure will bring back memories for many. Wild dog (Lycaon pictus) commence their hunt during the early evening just off the Zambezi River flood plain. This pack, has a unique member, a wild dog with floppy ears, leading the pack. In the background is the escarpment sitting in Zambia, which often, during the evening, casts red lines across the dark horizon as bush fires burn uncontrolled in the hills. That bird flying above the pack is a vulture (probably the Hooded Voucher), a bird which shares a semi-symbiotic relationship with the pack, and is often seen standing or perching near the pack looking for feeding opportunities. We are blessed with a lump of elephant dung in the foreground.
(Canon 7D; f/8; 1/125sec; ISO-400; 105mm)
Picture ©2010 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography