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The spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta), also known as the laughing hyena or tiger wolf, is a species of hyena native to Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a highly successful animal, being the most common large carnivore in Africa. Its success is due in part to its adaptability and opportunism; it is both an efficient hunter and a scavenger, with the capacity to eat and digest skin, bone and other animal waste. Territory size is highly variable, ranging from less than 40 km² in the Ngorongoro Crater to over 1,000 km² in the Kalahari. Home ranges are defended through vocal displays, scent marking and boundrary patrols.
Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta), Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm at 250 mm, 1/800 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 100
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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Very nice Konstantinos

  • Thanks a lot Larry!

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    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago


    2012/05/02 2 Images per day
    Perfect capture!

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    2012/05/02 1 Image per 24hrs

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    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

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    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago


    2012/05/02 1 Image per 24hrs

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    Konstantinos A...about 2 years ago


    3 May 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

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    kalaryderabout 2 years ago
  • Many thanks for the feature!

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  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 2 years ago

    Cute image. he looks so comfy.

  • Thank you Rosalie!

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