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#21 africaaddict

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 04:10 AM

***Warning***

Some may find these images a little confronting, but this is nature at it's most rawest and Hyena are never a clinical killer.

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Hyena predation on a heavily pregnant Zebra mare, taken Oct 2010, Masai Mara.

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Death is all around her.
Here she looks down the camera in a stoic defiant manner as the cauldron of Hyena close in.
All the time never uttering one sound in the 20 mins it took for her misery to end.

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Being heavily pregnant and possibly even in the throes of giving birth (we arrived on the scene just as this Hyena clan were nipping at her heels, so this is just an assumption)
she couldn't keep up with her herd and fell behind.
Here this Hyena makes off with the unborn foal.

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A more upbeat image here with one managing to crack a smile whilst enjoying a leg bone.
Moremi GR, Botswana Sept 2009.

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Hyena with bloodied head and full belly.
Sth Luangwa NP, Zambia Sept 2007

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:52 PM

***Warning***

Some may find these images a little confronting, but this is nature at it's most rawest and Hyena are never a clinical killer.

Nikon D3s & 70-200f/2.8 VRII
Hyena predation on a heavily pregnant Zebra mare, taken Oct 2010, Masai Mara.

Cheers
Marc


Marc, I remember this stunning series of yours from BPN and/or Naturescapes websites. Am sure it can be quite a challenge to witness a creature's misery like this, but I guess nature has its own ways. I've witnessed a kill made by a lioness which was then stolen by 3 hyenas, as gracefully as the zebra was put to rest by the lioness, the hyenas ripped it to pieces in a blink! Well put....they're not clinical killers.
Thanks again for sharing!

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 07:43 AM

Another incredible set of images. How many safari goers would have the stomach to watch this unfold. Can you imagine in a shared vehicle, if half the passengers wanted to stay and watch and the others not? Who would make the decision? Thanks for posting.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 08:05 AM

Another incredible set of images. How many safari goers would have the stomach to watch this unfold. Can you imagine in a shared vehicle, if half the passengers wanted to stay and watch and the others not? Who would make the decision? Thanks for posting.


Good point Matt, which is why my wife and I always opt (where possible) for a private vehicle.
Just minutes after we arrived on the scene, another (shared) vehicle pulled up...............it soon departed as it was all too much for one lady in that vehicle.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

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It can get cold overnight in the Mara in July/August.
This girl looked bonny with her thick fur and "mane".


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:59 AM

Paul, how about that skeptical pup here as well?

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:26 PM

This thread needs more hyenas...

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:41 AM

Okay Matt, you asked for it.

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All taken in Kruger NP 2009
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:19 PM

I really love hyenas, and when they're still young, they can even look quite cute. This shot was taken in Karongwe, South Africa. We sat by the den and watched this one, with it's siblings, causing all kinds of havoc around the den site, chewing anything they could find - sticks, each other, Mum (their's, not mine), the vehicle, an old torotise carapace - everything. Very entertaining to watch. All the while, their Mum just slept outside the den entrance, like she'd seen it all before and knew that any attempt at discipline would be a complete waste of time and effort.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:54 AM

Thought I'd add my few photos to the mix!

These guys are by far my most favourite animal in the bush! Misunderstood and misinterpretted!!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:59 AM

Lovely warm lighting on that first image Rebecca.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:56 AM

Here are a couple of our favourite 'cute' hyena pics...





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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:05 AM

Here's a few "cuties" for the crowd.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:50 PM

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PA194908 Spotted Hyena by kittykat23uk, on Flickr
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

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PA194911 Spotted Hyena by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:46 AM

How about some more hyenas? Has anybody managed to photograph a brown a striped hyena recently?

 

BTW @Rainbirder, dead link alert ;)


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:38 AM

At sunset the little chaps exit the den and give their surroundings a good examination - Kruger NP.1239880_10201231876412021_698045649_n.jp


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:48 AM

@Richard Taylor a wonderful first post! Welcome to Safaritalk.


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:11 AM

Indeed. @Richard Taylor nice capture. Look forward to seeing more of your work. Matt


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