Back lit Black Back Jackal with his prey, sunrise, Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa.
Jackals are opportunistic omnivores; predators of small- to medium-sized animals and proficient scavengers. Their long legs and curved canine teeth are adapted for hunting small mammals, birds, and reptiles, and their large feet and fused leg bones give them a physique well-suited for long-distance running, capable of maintaining speeds of 16 km/h (9.9 mph) for extended periods of time. Jackals are crepuscular, most active at dawn and dusk.
Scientific Name: Canis mesomelas
Canon 40D, Canon 100-400mm, F5.6, 1/1600 sec, ISO 800