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The Black-backed Jackal, also known as the Silver-backed or Red Jackal, is a species of jackal which inhabits two areas of the African continent separated by roughly 900 km. One region includes the southern-most tip of the continent including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. The other area is along the eastern coastline, including Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. Although the most lightly built of jackals, it is the most aggressive, having been observed to singly kill animals many times its own size.
Black-backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas), Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 400 mm, 1/640 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 320
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  • ♥⊱ B. Randi Bailey
    ♥⊱ B. Randi Ba...about 4 years ago

    Wow, that’s an animal to watch out for! Beautiful capture.

  • Thanks a lot Randi!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Scott Denny
    Scott Dennyabout 4 years ago

    Love the late afternoon lighting…nicely done!!

  • Thanks a lot Scott!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoabout 4 years ago


    Merry Christmas
    Let Animals Stay Free

  • Merry Christmas Janice!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesabout 4 years ago

    Amazing clarity!

  • Thank you very much Arla!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 4 years ago

    nicely done

  • Thanks a lot George!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • marilyn diaz
    marilyn diazabout 4 years ago

    Great shot of a powerful animal.

  • Thank you very much Marilyn!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Alison M
    Alison Mabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture! :))

  • Thanks a lot Alison, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Lisa G. Putman
    Lisa G. Putmanabout 4 years ago

    Great shot, lighting is great!!!

  • Thanks a lot Lisa, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsabout 4 years ago

    class image

  • Thank you very much mate!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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