Outstaring Wild Dog

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A wild dog (Lycaon pictus) on the outskirts of the pack observes an odd sight, a human ‘leopard crawling’ across a sandy river bed, stalking for a photographic opportunity. Wild dogs are carnivores and specialize in pack hunting with teams usually comprising a breeding pair and non breeding adults. This animal rarely eats anything except meat and will not feed on carrion or indeed return to a kill once it has fed. The speed with which a few of these dogs devour a medium sized antelope is bewildering.
(Canon EOS 7D; f/5.6; 1/250sec; ISO-640; 400mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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3 thoughts on “Outstaring Wild Dog

  1. I wonder if you have a wide angle shot showing the “leopard” crawling human and the wild dogs in the same frame?

    1. Perhaps there is such a picture, golly forbid! While stalking, a crowd of people appeared on the cliffed bank of the river opposite, with a good enough view to take that very shot. They must have thought the three of us doing the ‘stunt’ were absolutely barmy, since they could not have known the dogs were there. Perish the thought John LOL!

  2. Another great shot Andy.
    Managed to get a shot last year of crawling people and dogs – sorry last last year (still getting used to being in 2013). Was in a dry sandy river bed so came back with underwear filled with sand J

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