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Black-backed jackal standing in sandy terrain

black-backed jackal, front-on view
Caption: Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) standing in sandy terrain looking directly at camera, Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli Block, Botswana.  © Scotch Macaskill

Camera: Canon EOS 50D; Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM; Focal Length: 400mm; Aperture: f/5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/5000; ISO: 800

Location: Mashatu Game Reserve is a private wildlife reserve situated in the Tuli Block region in the remote eastern corner of Botswana. The area is growing in popularity as a safari destination thanks to excellent wildlife viewing.

Large herds of elephants can usually be seen, together with predators like lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena that follow the migrating wildebeest and herds of antelope.

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