Black-backed jackal's golden view

Owed To Nature

Boston, United States

Artist's Description

The sun was beginning to set on our first full day on the Skeleton Coast. A day that dreams are made from… It began with the roar of the wind as it whipped desert sand all around us. But as we neared the ocean, wind gave way to a dance between fog and sun. The wind now whispered in tune to the rolling sound of waves rushing to shore. We kept rhythm as we gently rocked and rolled to the curves of endless dunes, our tempo slowing to take in the wonder of each moment then rushing with excitement to discover the treasure awaiting with the next vista.

It’s a magical place. Even the hardiest of creatures who call this place home must pause to relish the view.

Cape jackal (Canis mesomelas mesomelas), a subspecies of the Black-backed jackal, Skeleton Coast Park, Namibia, Africa

Shot handheld using Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Focal length 400mm, Exposure 1/640 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400

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