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Curious by Dan MacKenzie



Olympus E520, 1/125, f5.6, ISO 400

Views 511, August 30, 2013

If there is one thing that hyena (Crocuta crocuta ) are, its curious! Perpetually on the look out for what might be edible, they constantly investigate just in case it might possibly make a meal. This young hyena and it’s sibling had spotted us from quite a distance away and had very cautiously worked their way right up to the vehicle.

Tuli Block, 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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  • Franco De Luca Calce
    Franco De Luca...almost 2 years ago

    Stunning and excellent capture!! Interesting info!

  • Thanks so much Franco!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 2 years ago

    can’t help feeling a fondness for such curiosity and flat out guts!

  • It took this guy quite a while to work up the guts. He kept circling round and slowly inching closer. It was so fun to just sit and observe!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Franco De Luca Calce
    Franco De Luca...almost 2 years ago

    9th June 2012

  • Thanks so much Franco!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Macky
    Mackyover 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture Dan and thank you for adding it to the

  • Thanks very much Macky!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...over 1 year ago

    Wonderful Capture!!

  • Thank you very much Cynthia!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago

    1 Images per day 2012/07/28
    Brilliant capture!

  • Thanks so much Maggie!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    28 July 2012 – 2 Images per day

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    lcretyiover 1 year ago


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  • Thanks very much Laura!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 1 year ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your feature in Images of Endearment… beautiful work.

  • Thanks so much Andrea, much appreciated!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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