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Hyena with pup

Hyena with pup
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Thomas (FunkyMunky) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 0 N: 608] (3154)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Sigma 18-200mm F3.5 - 6.3 DC OS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-21 19:39
Viewed: 3527
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think this is quite a rare shot. Not often one can get so close to a hyena with young. I got this photo in Kruger National Park. The pack had a den in a culvert right next to the road and we could get right up close to get some intimate photos of the mother grooming two very young pups.

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This is an awesome shot! I would think it rare also. How beautiful.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-06-21 20:44]

Wow!!!!!! What a great moment to take a pic, dear Peter!
You are right! It is a very rare shot, indeed! And you did with the perfection! Good natural colors and amazing sharpness.
It so touching to see how a wild mother can be so sweet! Lovely shot! Im impressed! Many congrats and TFS!
Regards from,

great wildlife photography. good background and sharpness.

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  • Kasek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 13 N: 50] (284)
  • [2011-06-22 3:55]

This is really amazing scene, great job!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-06-22 6:42]

Hello peter,
really a lovely presentation. The motherly gesture and the action is so well felt.
Excellent moment of view!


Hi Peter,
Aw mommy but this cute. I just love the family interaction between the pup and its mum. Still a very small one too. Not something you see everyday. Very well done my friend and tfs.

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