Wild Dogs Cooling Off

This wild dog (Lycaon pictus – Shona: bumi), or Cape hunting dog, gives the impression of a regal presence as it looks at the photographer, indignant of his presence, while trying to catch a nap on the cool muddy edge of a water pan. This was a small pack numbering about ten, well fed by all accounts, and struggling with the intense heat… this was during October. Lighting was almost perfect, being later afternoon, shortly before the pack set off on its evening hunting ritual. This canine is an endangered species.
(Canon 50D; f/5.6; 1/320sec; ISO-400; 220mm)

Picture ©2010 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography