1 August 2012 | 6 Comments
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|Photographer:||Marlon du Toit|
|Camera:||Canon EOS-1D Mark III|
|Focal-Length :||17 mm|
|Shutter Speed :||1/400 sec|
|Flash :||Not fired|
Hyenas are often misunderstood and thought of as being lowly scavengers. This could not be further from the truth, as they have a fascinating and complex social system that is still not fully understood. They are bold and confident by nature, and this shows in many areas where they rival lions as the top predator. Young hyenas have an inquisitive nature, which is what I tried to capture here as I held the camera low to the ground to get this unique perspective. Thanks to constant exposure to our vehicles the cub wasn’t afraid to venture for a closer look.
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