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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