Wild by Dean Cunningham

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Dingo at an Outback Station, Northern Territory, Australia.

Taken with Canon EOS550D. EFS 55-250mm Lens.

This Dingo is sort of a pet as he has been cared for by the owner for 15 years.

The Dingo is a free-roaming wild dog unique to the continent of Australia, mainly found in the outback. Its original ancestors are thought to have arrived with one of the waves of human settlement thousands of years ago, when dogs were still relatively undomesticated and closer to their wild Asian grey wolf parent species.


  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 2 years ago

    He looks like he has been in a fight or two. Adds character to your image. Nice work.

  • yeah hes one mean looking dingo steve – thanks mate !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    Well… tell us the name… I have to know!!!
    Great shot Dean :)
    (oh no… now I’m guessing and I guessed something terrible. Hope it’s not what I’m thinking.)

  • yeah maree, the big A was his his/her name. hard to comprehend really.

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaover 2 years ago

    Beautiful portrait!

  • thankyou dominika, hes a wild one !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyover 2 years ago

    That’s one very sad looking dingo, Dean. Having seen them in the wild and at a local sanctuary (admittedly in large pens), these dogs are not meant to live on the end of a chain!!! This dogs’ captor is not doing him/her the power of good. Not with the eye in that condition! Having said that, it’s a sympathetic portrait. Is Very Strange the name – or is the name very strange? :)george

  • hi george, yeah u got me thinking. maybe i have erred in putting this picture up. in any case i have adjusted some of the text.

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    OMG where did you go? Wolf Creek?
    Difficult to comprehend some people.
    Unfortunately when you hang around the internet too long you know only too well how many people are out there lacking the best of human qualities.
    Meeting them in real life can hit you for a six. :(
    Dean, it’s a wonderful image regardless. Without even knowing any info it is a moving image and makes me sad.
    Not all good images are happy pics.
    Don’t take it down… it is real life xx

  • haha maree god i hate that movie … being a long time back packer. i only made it half way through then i turned it off. anyway i was just about to delete it when i saw ur message. georges words got to me a bit, because me being here on RB is all about the fun. anyway you make a decent & valid point for the other side of the coin and i will leave it for now. and yes his/her name is Azaria which is just another twist, crazy !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • liza1880
    liza1880over 2 years ago

    nice portrait; he does look sad, though.

  • thanks liza, i see sadness and also anger. from what i know, dingos lead a pretty tough life, but they are survivors !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    Yes, I did guess the name… I think you know that but just in case, what I meant was, even if I didn’t know the info, it is still a powerful image. :)
    I’m glad you’re leaving it up. She does look sad… and pissed off, I don’t blame her..
    You are welcome to remove my comments if you prefer not to put the Azaria thing out there.
    M xx
    PS I don’t blame you turning Wolf Creek off lol… it’s been a long time since I watched it but some parts will always stay with me arghhhhhhh

  • nah its all good maree haha – i will leave as is, and thanks for your comments too, always well said.

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Margaret Stanton
    Margaret Stantonover 2 years ago


  • yeah thats a great word for him, thankyou margaret !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    Great capture Dean, they make good pets, this poor little chap looks like he has been the wars.

    Cheers Jude x

  • yeah it does look like hes had a tough time – i feel for him – thankyou jude !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    i love it !!!!

  • thanks a lot guendalyn – hope u are good !

    – Dean Cunningham

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