Young Black-Backed Jackal

Black-Backed Jackal, Masai Mara, KenyaThis young black-backed jackal was resting along the side of the road in the Masai Mara, seemingly unconcerned, relaxed and smiling at us as we drove by. These guys are pretty widespread throughout eastern and southern Africa. Interesting fact is that they have changed very little since Pleistocene, unlike other canids.
Nikon D300 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/640th of a second

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  1. Sue February 1, 2018 at 11:41 pm #

    Beautiful portrait of your smiling jackal!

  2. michael huber February 3, 2018 at 1:58 am #

    is this jackel the same as kit fox ? )

    • Sean Crane February 5, 2018 at 11:52 pm #

      No, not the same, but they sure do look alike, don’t they?

  3. Mo Crane February 3, 2018 at 7:56 am #

    I think he is winking at me!! Happy early Birthday Seanie!! I know Superbowl Sunday holds no interest for you team wise but it is your Bday!!!

  4. Agora February 3, 2018 at 9:24 am #

    So cute, it looks like a fennec !

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