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Black-Backed Jackal

Black-Backed Jackal
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2020-01-12 5:53
Viewed: 280
Points: 6
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Black-backed Jackal
I have captured this very shy Jacka5at Kruger National Park, during our staying at Shingwedzi Rest Camp. This picture was taken at Tropic of Capricorn Loop, Mopani area. I found at least 7 Jackal in different places in 500 meters proximity, but they were hidden in to the tall grass. Challenging situation, but I prefer.

The black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) is a canid native to two areas of Africa, separated by roughly 900 km.
The species is known by several different names, including saddle-backed, grey, silver-backed, red, and golden jackal (not to be confused with Canis aureus). The Latin mesomelas is a compound consisting of meso (middle) and melas (black).

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  • Great 
  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2020-01-14 16:02]

Hi Srikumar
Beautiful and well framed by the grass.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2020-01-14 16:10]

Hi Srikumar,it turn the head in the right way for the perfect pose! Magnificent capture of this jackal despite the distance and the location in the grass too,another masterwork,as usual in your gallery! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Srikumar,
Great, great, great! Absolute beautiful jackal portrait with, in spite of the big distance, excellent sharpness. Grass blades and the flowers are framing the "doggy" well. Nice pose from them, excellent timing from you. Brilliant image!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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