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With the blood of it’s most recent victim still fresh on its face, this African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) looks longingly after a second impala that the pack had tried unsuccesfully to bring down. Being a part of a pack of roughly 20 dogs, the impala that had just been consumed would definitely not have provided enough meat to satisfy the pack, so the hunt must go on.

Savuti, Botswana


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Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at

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  • Ann  Palframan
    Ann Palframanover 2 years ago

    Great capture, Dan!

  • Thanks so much Ann!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

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    David Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    12 April 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

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  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 2 years ago

    terrific capture .. love these close-ups … great photography dan

  • He was close enough to smell=). Thanks Carol!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Sue Ratcliffe
    Sue Ratcliffeover 1 year ago

    Congratulations! Featured May 04 2013. Great image!!!!

  • Thanks so much Sue!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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