In the morning light of Namibia’s Etosha National Park, a jackal stops to scan the savanna. He gently drapes his tail by his side, proudly raises his head and pauses just long enough to signal “I’m ready for my close up…”
The Cape jackal (Canis mesomelas mesomelas) is a subspecies of the Black-backed jackal. Of the 2 recognized sub-species of Black-backs, the East African jackal maybe a bit larger but only the Cape jackal is known to howl.
Thank you Wikipedia, I didn’t know that before…
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Focal length 400mm
Exposure 1/500 sec at f/5.6