Genet, Linyanti Concession, BotswanaThis genet interrupted our dinner one night while on safari in Botswana. I always bring my gear with me to meals just in case of such an occurrence. Usually, nothing, but this time I was able to get a series of shots, a few of which I’ve posted in the past. Genets are strictly nocturnal and a somewhat common sight around camps after dark in eastern and southern Africa.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 270mm) ISO 640, f/4 at 1/60th of a second

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  1. Sue September 11, 2017 at 11:45 pm #

    Normally, I have zero-tolerance for interruptions when dining. If a Genet (or other creature) came calling during the main course, however, I would willingly slide my chair from the dinner table to focus attention in the critter’s direction. Nice capture!

    • Sean Crane September 12, 2017 at 11:09 pm #

      Ha. Yes, me too. Dinner is sacred, but a great wildlife sighting, even more so.

  2. Kim S. Schinkel September 12, 2017 at 6:10 am #

    I hope you discreetly left a tasty morsel as a reward!

    • Sean Crane September 12, 2017 at 11:10 pm #

      Not from me. As much as I’d like to toss a scrap of food, best to keep the wild ones wild.

  3. Peter Butterfield September 12, 2017 at 7:54 am #

    —– Cat quick omnivore
    —– Fruits or furries birds or berries
    —– Dark has all cats gray .

  4. michael huber September 15, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

    great pic. ) hope you was nice this little cresure, great pic. looking for ward to more pic. thanks me. ) when do you go on other traving truip to take pic. in the wild . ? )