Bat Eared Fox
This fox was part of a pair walking across the Namib Desert in the early evening. I took this picture while it was standing completely motionless in an apparent effort to locate its prey. After about 5 minutes of almost no movement, it suddenly ran to a nearby spot, and swallowed something in one bite. Afterwards, it carried on after its partner.
The bat-eared fox is a species of fox found on the African savanna, named for its large ears, which are used for thermoregulation. Fossil records show this canid to first appear during the middle Pleistocene, about 800,000 years ago. It is considered a basal canid species, resembling ancestral forms of the family.