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Spotted Hyena Looking Over its Shoulder

Hyena looking over shoulder
Caption: Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) looking back over its shoulder, Kruger National Park, South Africa.  © Scotch Macaskill

Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mk II; Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM telephoto; Focal length: 400mm; Shutter speed: 1/640; Aperture: f/6.3; ISO: 640.

Location: South Africa's Kruger National Park, covering nearly 2 million hectares, boasts the greatest wildlife species diversity of any park in Africa, including 507 birds, 336 trees, and 147 mammals.

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 African painted dog (wild dog).

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