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Spotted Hyena Cub

Spotted Hyena Cub
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2019-05-18 9:57
Viewed: 314
Points: 20
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Spotted Hyena Cub

Have you ever seen Spotted Hyena Cub? If not, it's a new picture for you.

I had captured this Spotted Hyena Cub at Kruger National Park during our morning game drive. It's really tough to face early morning light if animal doesn't give you a perfect condition. Here light was coming from right side and this little one didn't move its head or body, even for a moment. Tried my best to get details as much as possible.
Those who haven't visited Kruger National Park, I must request to visit once. You will get a lot of different Flora and Fauna here.

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Hi Srikumar,

The animal is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the Spotted Hyena Cub. The sharpness and the colors are very good. Have a nice day.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-05-18 11:56]

Hi Srikumar,easy pic but done in a wonderful way,very perfect quality and curious pose too for this hyena,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

hallo Sri
very nice picture of this baby hyena gppd details and nice composition
gr lou

Hi Sri,
The light was coming from right, but the facial details look perfect for me. The cub literally divides the photo to two parts, a brighter (right) and a darker (left), and looks into the dark... Like a message for the future... Great rulebreaker image with absolute perfect composition and conception. Congratulations, exceptional shot!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Hello Srikumar,
Very nice composition with this Spotted Hyena cub in the wild.
Details, colors and light are excellent as usual. A high quality image.

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of beautiful Hyena, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-05-20 1:39]

Hello Srikumar,
Very nice photo of this Spotted Hyena cub. Great sharpness and details. Beautiful warm natural colors.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2019-05-23 10:15]

Hi Srikumar.
Not a nice cub, but an excellent picture despite the unfavorable lighting.


Hello Srikumar

Great shot of this lovely African wild animal cub.
fine POV, beautiful lateral light, great sharpness and details. TFS


So cute,well done

Have a nice day


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