This small part of a pack of Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) were set on alert by a lioness passing through the area, roaring occasionally in search of her family. The dogs were placed on the defensive and stood their ground in a clear formation to ward off the threat. In fact, lions do not pose a serious menace to these dogs and perhaps the only scourge to their well being is the Hyena. Hyenas have been known to tag on to the hunt and at the appropriate moment rush in to steal the kill.
(Canon EOS 7D; f/8; 1/250sec; ISO-800; 100mm)
Picture ©2013 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography
Digital Wildlife Photographic Tips
If you are using a tripod or any other support for your camera, then invest in a cable or remote shutter release. For sharper images, with the elimination of camera shake, a cable release is a must have. They become essential in low light photography (at the start or close of your golden hour), which requires longer exposures. Aside from pin-sharp images there is another advantage, and this is being able to remove your eye from the viewer and observe/enjoy more of the scene you are capturing. Clearly, they are not suitable for off tripod use.