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Spotted Hyena during Ngorongoro crater sunset I got lucky with the light here. This is a Spotted Hyena navigating the tall, dry grass of the Ngorongoro crater floor by end of day. As Hyenas are quite active at night, possibly it is investigating options for a nightly feast. Africa,Crocuta crocuta,Geotagged,Ngorongoro,Ngorongoro Crater,Serengeti area,Spotted Hyena,Tanzania,lijstjes Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Spotted Hyena during Ngorongoro crater sunset

I got lucky with the light here. This is a Spotted Hyena navigating the tall, dry grass of the Ngorongoro crater floor by end of day. As Hyenas are quite active at night, possibly it is investigating options for a nightly feast.

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  1. Good catch..! Posted 6 years ago
  2. Love the color tone in this photo Posted 6 years ago
  3. Wow Buity in Beast Posted 6 years ago

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The spotted hyena , also known as the laughing hyena or tiger wolf, is a species of hyena native to Sub-Saharan Africa. The spotted hyena is the largest member of the Hyaenidae, and is further physically distinguished from other species by its vaguely bear-like build, its rounded ears, its less prominent mane, its spotted pelt, its more dual purposed dentition, its fewer nipples and the presence of a pseudo-penis in the female. It is the only mammalian species to lack an external vaginal opening.

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

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Uploaded Dec 3, 2013. Captured Sep 1, 2013 16:40 in B 144, Tanzania.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO640
  • 400mm