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Black-backed jackal in hunting pose on Ngorongoro crater floor Mouth closed, ears forward, eyes without blinking, body straight....this Jackal is on to something.  Africa,Black-backed jackal,Canis mesomelas,Ngorongoro,Ngorongoro Crater,Serengeti area,Tanzania Click/tap to enlarge

Black-backed jackal in hunting pose on Ngorongoro crater floor

Mouth closed, ears forward, eyes without blinking, body straight....this Jackal is on to something.

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The black-backed jackal is a canid native to two areas of Africa, separated by roughly 900 km.

One region includes the southernmost tip of the continent, including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. The other area is along the eastern coastline, including Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia.

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Nov 18, 2013. Captured Sep 1, 2013 14:52.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO400
  • 400mm