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Spotted Hyena b

Spotted Hyena b
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Copyright: EYAL BARTOV (bartove) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 26] (986)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-29
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 40D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L 77
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-25 14:14
Viewed: 2086
Points: 4
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Spotted Hyena

Conservation status
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Hyaenidae

Genus: Crocuta

Species: C. crocuta

Binomial name
Crocuta crocuta

The Spotted Hyena, or Laughing Hyena, (Crocuta crocuta) is a carnivorous mammal of the family hyaenidae. It is the largest of the hyenas, and is native to sub-Saharan Africa, save for the Congo basin. It occurs in many different habitats, from extremely hot and arid lowland areas in is northern and southern ranges, to cold, mountainous terrains in East Africa and Ethiopia. The species can also survive near human habitations.
The species is best known for one of its vocalisations, which resembles the sound of hysterical human laughter. Though often labeled incorrectly as a scavenger, the spotted hyena is actually a powerful hunter, the majority of its nourishment being derived from live prey.

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nice wildlife compo with the good pose and the interesting reflection

Good composition and by adding the foreground with the shadow provides a good perspective. The pose of the hyena also adds to the composition. Good concise note. Congratulations for a good wildlife post.

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