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Please include when and where taken, tech specs and any other pertinent information from the sighting...

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Game Warden

Some of you must have brown hyena images to post here.

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ice

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ice

the last shot is of a (video) sequence, a fantastic interaction between the jackal, the brown hyena and a spotted hyena, easily one of the highlights of our 2015 KTP trip

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Game Warden

@@ice Fantastic sighting and capture.

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lmSA84

I'm afraid that I can't match the quality above but here is my attempt to maintain momentum on this forum

 

Madikwe, Jan 2016

 

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Big_Dog

Don't sell yourself short @@lmSA84 ! Lovely pics, what took down the kudu?

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lmSA84

Thanks @@Big_Dog

 

It is was taken down in the late afternoon of the previous day, by a young male leopard. The Kudu was substantially bigger then the leopard and as such he couldn't move it from where it fell.

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theplainswanderer

In going to Namibia recently I had considered the potential of seeing a Brown Hyena however realised the odds were very slim given their generally nocturnal habits and scarcity. Whilst on a Game drive at Okonjima we had found a huge and old male leopard - he was at a kill although we couldnt actually see the kill itself in a ditch below him - suddenly someone said "theres a Hyena over there" - thinking Spotted we turned only to see it was a Brown Hyena! it was sitting/lying quietly about 10 metres from the leopard. Our guide managed to manouvre as close as possible to it and even he commented how rarely he had seen one in the daylight. Given the leopards kill it would be patiently waiting for the leopard to finish. I managed a few shots - unfortunately he was'nt inclined to stand up!

 

Another great moment on our safari in Namibia!

 

Canon EOS 7D Mark 2

100-400 Mark 2

 

cheers

 

David Taylor

 

PS - one shot of the Leopard which was also amazing - a very battle scarred and old leopard!

 

 

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optig

I've only seen a brown hyena once,and that was eight years ago . I saw it at Madikwe National Park. I doubt that I'll ever see one again for a wide variety of reason.

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pault

@@theplainswanderer...... Very lucky and rather wonderful sighting.

 

But I looked for your trip report in vain! :P

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theplainswanderer

I will do a review - just haven't got to it yet!

 

Cheers!

 

David Taylor

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Morkel Erasmus

Great sightings and pic folks.

Truly a treat to see - with a face only a mother could love :rolleyes:

 

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has been good to me with these blokes in the past.

 

These two photos from separate sightings in January 2016

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wilddog

Love that second shot @@Morkel Erasmus

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