Hyena Stare

This is another old image, already published, or the mythically hermaphroditic, spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) ‘sussing’ out the photographer. Male or female, one just does not know, unless they are obviously pregnant, or in a crowd where the females tend to dominate in size. These hunter, scavenger animals are generally shy. This beast was disturbed during the early hours, just as the sun was peeping over the horizon.
(Canon 7D; f/5; 1/50sec; ISO-500; 250mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

2 thoughts on “Hyena Stare

  1. I like this picture, background out of focus, increases apparent sharpness of head, morning sun catching one eye, that mean look. Composition off centre makes this picture.

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