Shy Drinker

Hi all…congrats to everyone who survived their Monday. Today I have a photograph for you that is kind of special because it is of a rarely seen animal during the day in the bush. It is also the rarest hyena at this point in time – The Brown Hyena. These animals make me excited when I see them out in the open because they are nocturnal and they are very shy and like to forage for food alone. They do not have specific territories that they keep but have a social hierarchy, much like wolves, where there is an alpha male and female in their small clans. I find their appearance pretty funny actually, and kind of cute, with their striped legs, pointy ears and then this shaggy brown-black coat.  This one came out to grab a refreshing drink at one of the many puddles left around here after one of the big rainstorms we keep getting. You can almost smell that sweet new-rain smell in this photograph. This was taken with my Nikon D3 and Nikon 300mm f2.8.

Take a look and let me know what you think…

Cheers til tomorrow.

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