Photo of the Day: No Laughing Matter

© Kosie Lategan

© Kosie Lategan

Sabi Sabi guide Kosie Lategan captured this dramatic image of a wild dog and a spotted hyena squaring off over a kill. He wrote about the age old rivalry between the species recently on Sabi Sabi’s blog. Interestingly, wild dogs, in spite of a marked size disadvantage, more often than not come out on top in conflicts with hyenas because of their usually superior numbers and ability to work as a team. As you can see in this photo, the hyena looks pretty agitated, while the dog seems calm. You can read the full story and watch some great video footage of hyena/wild dog conflicts here.

 

 

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