Canon 60D, 100-400L, 365mm, 1/160, f5.6, ISO 1000

We came across this pack of African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) along the banks of the Chobe River just as they decided to take a break and catch their breath for a bit. I find wild dog behaviour incredibly fascinating and could watch their social antics for hours. Although relaxed, these three still don’t let anything of interest escape their attention.

Chobe National Park, 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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  • jozi1
    jozi1about 2 years ago

    Awesome,Dan ,we can learn from all animal social behaviour,but it is really great to spend time with the dogs :)

  • Thanks very much Tony! It’s a rare enough priviledge so enjoy it to the max!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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