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Black-backed jackal chewing on carcass remains

black-backed jackal chewing on carcass remains, botswana
Caption: Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) feeding on remains of antelope carcass, 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: 1/500; ISO: 400

Location: The jackal picture above taken soon after 5pm while on an afternoon game drive in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana.

Mashatu is a private wildlife reserve situated in the Tuli Block area of Botswana between Zimbabwe to the north and South Africa to the south. There are a number of safari options for wildlife and photography enthusiasts, including game drives, guided horse-trails and mountain biking.

Game is plentiful, particularly the herds of elephant for which the area (known as "The Land of Giants") is renowned, while predators such as lions, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs can also usually be sighted.

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