You're killin me!!! by Explorations Africa Dan MacKenzie

Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 330mm, 1/250, f8, ISO 800

Views: 473 August 20, 2013

With jaws so powerful that they can break through the leg bone of a giraffe, you do not want to mess with the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)! Much maligned as a slobbering scavenger and heartless killer, they none the less are facinating creatures. Highly social, their eerie communications between each other of slowly crescendoing whoops and fanatical sounding cackling laughter are like music to the ears of any lover of the African bush…..unless you’re the unfortunate on the receiving end of those massive teeth!!

Kruger National Park, South Africa

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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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  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 3 years ago

    … certainly puts your average dawg’s chompers in the shade

  • You’re not kidding!!!

    – Explorations Africa Dan MacKenzie

  • mhm710
    mhm710almost 3 years ago

    Great shot! Scary looking creature!

  • Thanks so much! Yes you’re right….they’d certainly don’t win collect any points in the beauty department=)

    – Explorations Africa Dan MacKenzie

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago

    Now that’s intimidating!!! Awesome!!

  • Thanks very much Lorilee! That grin can be enough to intimidate a lioness so I sure ain’t going to argue with her!!!!

    – Explorations Africa Dan MacKenzie

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome detail Dan, love the title too. :-)))

  • Thanks so much Macky!

    – Explorations Africa Dan MacKenzie

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

    1 May 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 3 years ago

    3 May 2012.

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  • Thanks so much Elizabeth!

    – Explorations Africa Dan MacKenzie

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 3 years ago

    Smile for the camera :-)..nice capture Dan.

    One click of the banner will take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Thanks so much dgscotland!

    – Explorations Africa Dan MacKenzie

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...almost 3 years ago
    Congrats on your feature!!!!!!
  • Thank you so much Cynthia!

    – Explorations Africa Dan MacKenzie

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