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Let's see your jackals and bat-eared foxes.


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#21 Soukous

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:47 PM

Bat eared foxes..

 

In Serengeti

 

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and in Ngorongoro Crater

 

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:08 AM

love that last picture looks like hes laving at you  taking his picture.

we saw this couple in i think shaba or samburu last january 2013.there are 2 off them other than that hes a very rare 3 eared fox .(we also went to buffalo springs and the pictures are a bit muddled.)

i have a nikon d5000 camera and i have a 70-300mm and 27-55mm lense cant remember which .really need to learn how to sort pictures out when i come back this time .

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 01:31 AM

male black backed jackal. madikwe, sa feb '14

 

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:02 AM

Kgalagadi TP, July 2011

 

 

 

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These 2 were taken in CKGR, July 2008

 

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Ruaha NP, July 2008

 

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:53 PM

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 06:15 PM

Black-backed jackals: Kgalagadi TP, South Africa (2009)

 

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Golden jackal: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania (2013)

 

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 09:53 AM

Ndutu in Feb 2013, early morning

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:57 PM

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:12 AM

This was in the Mara in December 2013 - I was actually out of the car taking sunset photos when the guide told me to turn around. The jackal was about 5 feet away from me.

 

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 11:09 AM

These guys are so often overlooked.

 

Bat-eared Fox and Black-backed Jackal pics from the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park...

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 05:23 PM

Canis mesomelas on a Dusty Samburu Track.jpg

 

Photographed in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, on 2 October, 2014, at 6:19 pm with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super telephoto lens.

 

ISO 6400, 1/2000 sec., f/2.8, 400 mm focal length, handheld Shutter Priority exposure.

 

After a productive day of observation and photography, my friend and guide, Anthony Gitau, was driving back to the Samburu Sopa Lodge.

 

The mountains in Samburu are such that at many times of the year they cause early sunsets, with low light conditions arriving earlier than might occur without such western ridges.

 

Anthony gently stopped when this adult Canis mesomelas stepped into the dusty track we were following.

 

The jackal stopped looked around and quietly trotted off the track into the bush, having paused long enough for this portrait.


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 03:26 PM

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Bat-eared Fox Trio in Amboseli

 
Photographed at 10:29 am on 11 February, 2014 in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.
 
ISO 800, 1/5000 sec., f/5.6, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.
 
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As it happens, this image of a trio of Bat-eared Foxes hunting in Amboseli National Park is a record of the only time in my life that I've ever seen any fox in nature.
 
I'd never have noticed them, far to the right of the safari van, had Anthony not pointed out their distinctive presence. They ran, paused, ran, paused, ran again.

 


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 03:39 PM

Kgalagadi Jackal

 

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(Nikon D7000 + 500mm f4 @ f5.6 and ISO400 for 1/2500)

 

Prowler.

 

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(Nikon D7000 + 500mm f4 @ f4, 400 ISO for 1/500)


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 04:02 PM

Prowler.

 

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The golden light around your prowler — NICE !!!!!!!!!

 

That sort of cinematic luminosity heightens the sense of an event unfolding.

 

I especially love the way the prowler enters the scene on the lower right.

 

Stealthy.

 

Thank you for posting these!

 

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 11:12 PM

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Morning Hunter

 

Photographed at 8:13 am on 22 January, 2013 in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 200mm f/2.8L IS telephoto lens + EF 2x extender.

 

ISO 100, 1/160 sec., f/5.6, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual Exposure.

 

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Every morning game drive in five separate safaris in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya has featured sightings of Canis mesomelas, Black-backed Jackal.

 

They trot along a fast clip, frequently looking about them, alert to potential threats and to potential prey. This jackal seemed especially well-fed and vigorous, almost prancing as it ran along.


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Posted 02 September 2015 - 09:42 AM

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Retreating Jackal

 

~ Photographed on 22 July, 2015 at 3:24 pm in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.

 

ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/640 sec., 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.

 

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An oddity during the July, 2015 safari was spotting Black-backed Jackals immediately following entering several widely separated reserves or parks. We wondered if jackals were the designated greeting committee.

 

This particular jackal was one of a pair trotting along in a dry area. They glanced up at us but seemed indifferent. Who knows what errand was foremost in their mid-afternoon itinerary?


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Posted 15 January 2016 - 02:23 PM

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Large Bones, Small Jackal

 
Photographed at 8:13 am on 3 May, 2015 in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.
 
ISO 200, 1/400 sec., f/10, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.
 
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When an all-day game drive commences in Masai Mara, there's a very high probability that jackals will be observed, trotting along with a characteristic gait. This game drive was no different.
 
The jackal ran past immense bleached bones, the contrast in scale between the two was comical. Jackals are a feature of Masai Mara which underscore the ecosystem's health and vitality. I'm pleased to see them as frequently as possible.

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 04:36 PM

As there are some images missing from this topic, let's see some more jackals and bat eared foxes. I know there are a few inhabiting some recent trip reports...


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Posted 18 April 2016 - 09:15 AM

At Selinda, last month!

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 07:44 PM

TRAGEDY IN NGORONGORO CRATER JULY 2015.

In July 2015 we visited The Ngorongoro Crater as part of our Tanzanian northern circuit safari, expecting it to be busy we insisted to our guide that we wanted to gain entrance as early as possible that morning. Hence we were the 2nd vehicle to enter at around 06.00 and enjoyed a relatively peaceful couple of hours before the crowds arrived. Late in the morning we were heading south through the crater towards Lerai Forest when a safari vehicle with a family on board overtook us at speed, far exceeding the 25km/h limit. When it was about 50 metres in front of us still travelling far too fast it was seen to strike full on a mammal crossing the track. The vehicle stopped for a few seconds and then continued on it's way still at speed. When we arrived at the scene a Bat-eared Fox was clearly dead.This was a preventable accident and one thay severely impacted on our enjoyment of the visit. Eventually further down the track we caught up with the offending vehicle at a not very convincing rhino sighting, our guide enraged got out to speak to the offending driver and was verbally abused. The incident was reported to NCAA Headquarters as we left.

 

I only publish this image to highlight the impact irresposible guiding can have on an area's fauna. What a sad end to a beautiful animal.

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