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
ISO 200

Featured by the groups:
Wolves & Wild Kin October 10 2010
Animals As They Should Be October 30 2010
Playful Photogenic Animals! August 31 2011
African Art and Photography September 10 2011

During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 4 years ago

    28 oct

  • Thank you Magaret.

    – Owed to Nature

  • Josie Eldred
    Josie Eldredabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the Feature Josie!

    – Owed to Nature

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful work, a well deserved feature.

  • Thank you!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • THANK YOU!!! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 3 years ago

  • It’s YOU I thank Rene for your welcome! ;-)   …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    1 Image per day 2011/08/26

  • Thank You Maggie!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    26 August 2011 – 2 images per day

  • Thank you Konstantinos!

    – Owed to Nature

  • dgrizzle
    dgrizzleabout 3 years ago

    Aug 31, 2011

  • Oh Wow. THANK YOU Darcy!!! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations, this work was just selected to be featured by ScottCarr current featured member in the group African Art & Photography well done!

  • Thank you for the great news Maggie! I shall have to thank Scott as well. ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

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