Hyena (Crocuta crocuta) certainly don’t typically take the cake in the beauty sweepstakes. There is however, something incredibly fascinating and attractive about these amazingly powerful and social predators. This clan of hyenas had convenienty taken up temporary residence in a culvert just off the road as a good denning area, offering fantastic opportunities for intimate observation. Mom couldn’t have cared less, but junior just had to check out the new neighbors.
Kruger National Park, South Africa.