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Black-backed Jackal

Black-backed Jackal
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A200, Sony SAL DT 18-200mm f 3.5-6.3
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Soft on the eye images, A painter's dream, Pretty - Perfect - Picture [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-28 10:33
Viewed: 4336
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When the sun goes down at Sossusvlei, people are leaving and animals are comming out of their hideaways.

From Wikipedia:
The Black-backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas), also known as the Silver-backed or Red Jackal[4], is a species of jackal which inhabits two areas of the African continent separated by roughly 900 km. One region includes the southern-most tip of the continent including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. The other area is along the eastern coastline, including Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. It is listed by the IUCN as least concern, due to its widespread range and adaptability, although it is still persecuted as a livestock predator and rabies vector.[3] The fossil record indicates that the species is the oldest extant member of the genus Canis.[2] Although the most lightly built of jackals, it is the most aggressive, having been observed to singly kill animals many times its own size, and its intra-pack relationships are more quarrelsome.[5]

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Very well composed and picturesque shot with fine detail and lovely warm colors Pierre! I have seen twice this interesting creature in Dikhololo South Africa but I was unprepared with a very short lens and I missed that chance! Obviously you did not!! Good stuff indeed!
George Veltchev

Hi Pierre,

wonderful specimen of jackal on a wonderful desertic landscape.I liked very much your gallery too.Very rich in many different kind of animals.


beautiful capture, TFS Ori

What an amazing patterns by beautiful nature, this is an excellent 3D image BRAVO PIERRE HEIMANN.

Well done! That's a really pretty desert background. Good stuff!

I just love Sossusvlei! Nice photo of this jackal, well done

Hello Pierre,
Excellent composition and sharp details.
Bright colours and very good light
Thanks a lot for sharing. regards,

Bonjour Pierre,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans son environnement sous une belle lumière bien maitrisée qui fait resplendir de splendides couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hallo Pierre
One almost do not need to say anything of this image, as one can only appreciate all the beauty of it in your mind and eyes. This is such a pleasurable sight. Everything I look at in this image, delights me. The photography here is outstanding. The wonderful rich colours of environment is brought across so beautifully with your camerawork. With all that I have just said, I can only end of by saying, This is a PPP – Pretty, perfect, picture, that is soft on the eye and a painters dream come true. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Pierre,
Personally I loved camping here.You have well depicted the vast barren space and one of the desert inhabitants in the foreground.The natural light has shown the pure colours of the dunes.

Hi Pierre.
The golden light is amazing and the jackal is well placed around the natural setting. Stunning capture and beautiful landscape in the frame.
Thanks for sharing and greetings from Malaysia - Jusni

Hi Pierre,

great image of SWA landscape.

TFS. Sorry, I have used up my allotted daily ration of points.


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