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Black-backed jackal pup near its den

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jackal pup near den, Kruger National park, South africa Caption: Black-backed jackal pup (Canis mesomelas) ventures from its den for a look around, Kruger National Park, South Africa.  © Scotch Macaskill

Camera: Canon EOS 400D; Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM; Focal Length: 300mm; Aperture: f/5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/80; ISO: 400

Location:The above jackal picture was taken around 5.45pm in summer while visiting the Kruger National Park, South Africa's flagship wildlife sanctuary.

Established in 1898, the park covers nearly 2 million hectares. As such, it is home to an impressive diversity of flora and fauna, including 507 different birds and 147 types of mammal. In addition to the "Big Five" - elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino - there are also large numbers of giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hippo, antelope, and hyena. Less common but also seen by visitors on safari are cheetah and wild dog.

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