African Wild Dog Having a Good Yawn

African Wild Dog, Linyanti, BotswanaThis African wild dog was just letting out a bit of a yawn before settling down for the night. After tracking them for quite some time, we finally came upon this pack of wild dogs late afternoon in northern Botswana.
Nikon D300 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 330mm) ISO 400, f/5 at 1/400th of a second

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  1. michael huber August 1, 2017 at 12:35 am #

    great pic. ) looks like just waking -up from his afternoon nap. ? ) great pic. )

  2. Rick Derevan August 1, 2017 at 1:31 am #

    Such cool creatures. And quite a set of choppers.

  3. Susan Rubeo August 1, 2017 at 7:48 am #

    Just seems to blend in with terrain of colors you captured

    Aunt Sue

  4. mom August 1, 2017 at 8:00 am #

    Could he possibly have any leopard in him? His legs look like they have leopard markings. Or in nature do animals stay within their own classification? I can’t imagine any canine mating with a feline.

  5. Peter Butterfield August 1, 2017 at 8:57 am #

    —– Fatigue beset a
    —– Painted canid opens the jaws
    —– Of night to our relief.

  6. Mo Crane August 1, 2017 at 9:16 am #

    That is how I feel lately getting up with a strained back!! Great pic as always, Seanie!!