BLACK-BACKED JACKAL – Canis mesomelas – Rooijakkals by Magaret Meintjes

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BLACK-BACKED JACKAL – Canis mesomelas – Rooijakkals
Captured Location: Groenland, Tolwe, Limpopo, SOUTH AFRICA
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Nikon D50
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 105mm
1/125 sec – F/5
Sensitivity: ISO 720

The black-backed jackal is marginally smaller than the side-striped jackal and weighs up t 8kg. The Afrikaans name rooijakkals (red jackal) is very descriptive, particularly in winter, as the animals develop a rich reddish colour to their flanks and sides, usually darker on their flanks and top of the muzzle.
Gestation plus minus 64 days
Young two – ten, usually five – seven
Mass male 8kg female 7kg
Length male 115cm female 100cm
Life expectancy 10 year up to 14 years in captivity

I was born and still live in Africa.
Live a life close to nature, where I get the inspiration to do what I love most…., “Photography”.
Where I live and what I do is my destiny. I am grateful for the privilege

My Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain.
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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    26 September 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks for excepting Ray!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you so much Ann!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 2 years ago

    WOW! Interesting …and a great shot! I’ve never seen one of these before!!! thanks for sharing this…..

  • Thank you so much Ruth and it really is a great pleasure!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Macky
    Mackyover 2 years ago

    Nice pose Mags!!

  • Thanks so much Macks!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    Sept 27 – image per 24hrs

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 2 years ago

    Onbewus van die kamera… Mooi geneem.

  • Baie dankie Qnita!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 2 years ago

    What a terrific find and capture 100% fav

  • Thanks so much for visiting, your lovely comment and a great honour for the fav Malcolm, much appreciated!

    – Magaret Meintjes

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