Spotted Hyena b
|Copyright: EYAL BARTOV (bartove)
|Date Taken: 2007-09-29|
|Camera: Canon 40D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L Ø77|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-06-25 14:14|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia|
Species: C. 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.
shaukatmi has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekLens members may rate photo notes.
|You must be logged in to start a discussion.|
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.