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Good morning....
Thank you for the great comments on yesterdays elephants much appreciated, also a big thank you to Julia (natureshaven) and Darryl (carper123) for their UA's .......so chuffed
Today a hyena pup...they are very cute as youngsters but as they grow up I think they become quite ugly. These were taken years ago with a small camera. We very seldom get sightings like this. It was so hard to pick a lead image as I love them all and if I had the time would have given them their own uploads.
The Hyena is Africa's most common large carnivore. Reputed to be cowardly and timid, the hyena can be bold and dangerous attacking animals and humans. They are organized into territorial clans of related individuals that defend their home ranges against intruding clans. The centre of clan activity is the den, where the cubs are raised. Hyenas are social animals that communicate with one another through specific calls.
Hyenas normally bear litters of two to four cubs and are born with their eyes open. Cubs begin to eat meat after 5 months but are suckled for as long as 12 to 18 months. At about 1 year, cubs begin to follow their mothers on their hunting and scavenging forays. Until then they are left behind at the den with a babysitting adult.
The variants show the mother and her pups as well as a hyena exiting the den. (this den is an old termite mound)
have a nice day

Brand:EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Apr 2011 - 8:13 AM
Focal Length:63mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.7
Aperture:f/3.7
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:Hyena
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:17 Feb 2014 - 5:14 AM
Tags:Hyena, Wildlife / nature
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1nikongirl
1nikongirl e2 Member 31nikongirl vcard Canada
17 Feb 2014 - 5:18 AM

Great images Colleen. V2 is my favorite and a wonderful capture.Well timed!
BrendaSmile

Last Modified By 1nikongirl at 17 Feb 2014 - 5:19 AM
NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43672 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 5:48 AM

An interesting and informative narrative supported by a fantastic set of high quality images, each one a gem and such a pleasure to view Colleen. Images 5 and 6 being particular wonderful.

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 - 5:50 AM

Marvelous set of images Colleen...
They all look in good shape, good coats and they look well fed.
Intriguing animals who fight very hard to survive. V5 and V6 for me today... So cute! Grin
IB

WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
17 Feb 2014 - 6:06 AM

Six lovely captures of these Hyena. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 6:25 AM

A great set.

Dave

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 6:30 AM

A delightful set, Colleen, they look so adorable as pups. Carol

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6106 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 6:33 AM

Excellent shots and an interesting and informative read as well. Lovely stuff Colleen.

Andy

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
17 Feb 2014 - 6:57 AM

A wonderful set Colleen, they are definitely more attractive as young'uns.. great writeup as well.. I love learning about the animals you upload!

Lynette Grin

Caziwinkles
17 Feb 2014 - 7:12 AM

Awe - you are right - these are cute! They do look very healthy - glossy coats. V2 for me - checking to see if anyone is playing out.

Carol

Last Modified By Caziwinkles at 17 Feb 2014 - 7:12 AM
ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 7:20 AM

A wonderful series.
Great pictures.

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 7:20 AM

Super images Colleen and aren't they cuddly when they are young.SmileSmile

fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 7:44 AM

Another great set of images.

Albert

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 8:12 AM

Fantastic set Colleen, love them all
but especially V5 am really enjoying this series
Lillian

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 8:32 AM

what an expression you have caught in V1
a great set to see
thankyou

Last Modified By barbarahirst at 17 Feb 2014 - 8:32 AM
viscostatic
17 Feb 2014 - 8:32 AM

Beautiful animals Colleen and a great set of images.

Phil.

pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 8:38 AM

Gorgeous series Colleen, V1 for me, how cute, wonderful to read the added information too, I love to read about your life in Africa, I think I still have one of those cameras hanging about somewhere too SmileSmileSmileSmile

781969
781969  1 India
17 Feb 2014 - 8:39 AM

Very much involved in wildlife,lovely.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
17 Feb 2014 - 8:41 AM

Fine set of images Colleen,
Fred.

PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 4104 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 8:54 AM

Great set and how cute when young..........not so when older

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1910 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 9:12 AM

Excellent set, V5 for me today.
Nigel

digital_boi
17 Feb 2014 - 9:25 AM

they do get very muggly and nasty looking as they mature V1 my winner today

Graham

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 9:28 AM

They have beautiful markings & they look very cute when young, lovely work Colleen,

Ali GrinGrin

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 10:41 AM

The necessary dustbin men, they are a very important part of the eco system. Excellent set of images Colleen ( I like them, Lions don't !!)
Ron

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 10:42 AM

Wonderful set, lovely to see mother and pups. Great pictures Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 11:41 AM

Great set of images Colleen, v1 so cute now, a great write upSmile


Cliff

lblythe
lblythe  1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 - 11:54 AM

Fascinating.
L

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 12:12 PM

Oh so pretty. They look in very good condition. I'd love to stroke them but I value my hands and arms too highly. Smile

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 12:17 PM

An interesting set of wildlife behaviour - what beautiful coats they have.
I love that protective paw in V6.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

carper123
carper123 e2 Member 3116 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 12:19 PM

Wonderful set of images, Coleen, v5 for me a real cracker, brilliant.
Well done,
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 12:30 PM

A superb set

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 - 12:33 PM

Wonderful images Colleen, excellent photography.

Jenny Smile

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4269 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
17 Feb 2014 - 1:56 PM

They are cute when they are puppies. I read once that they quite often kill and it is the lions that "clean up" afterwards. Have you ever heard of this? It seems a bit far-fetched but so do a lot of facts.
Your African animal shots are superb.

Harriet

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 3:00 PM

A fine collection of images, Colleen, and interesting write-up too! Smile
Trev Smile

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 3:11 PM

Yes Colleen,
they are for more cuter as youngsters than adults !!
Good set.
Mick.

ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
17 Feb 2014 - 3:53 PM

That stern look in v1 is stunning. Great set. I am thoroughly enjoying all the images in this series. Thanks for sharing.

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 4:23 PM

Very cute, but then so are all babies, whatever the species. Have to agree they are not the most endearing of creatures when they grow up though.
Lovely set of images again Colleen, excellent work.

Dave.

kfrances
17 Feb 2014 - 4:23 PM

All adorable sets Colleen, I like the look of interest in V1.

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 5:43 PM

Beautiful documentary set of images, Colleen!
Regards,
George

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 5:49 PM

Another good set Colleen, and interesting info, well done.

John Smile

AlexAppleby
17 Feb 2014 - 6:00 PM

Excellent set Colleen. I love hyenas young and old, although I must admit I've not seen many young ones and they are really cute. I think that V2 is my favorite of these shots.

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7204 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 6:06 PM

What a cracking set of pictures Colleen, and very informative write up. I really like these animals, one day i will come out there to see these and other wildlife

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 - 6:17 PM

Delightful set, Colleen.

P.

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 6:36 PM

Top class series Colleen.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 - 6:46 PM

Lovely setSmile

Eileen

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 7:40 PM

SmileSmileSmileA gorgeous set ColleenSmile
NettaSmile

marktc
marktc e2 Member 456 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 7:51 PM

A great set of images Colleen

leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
17 Feb 2014 - 8:00 PM

A great set of images, Colleen. They are so cute and V6 is really outstanding.
Effrossini

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 - 8:54 PM

Brilliant set Colleen. Cathy

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101505 forum postsdark_lord vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 8:57 PM

A very nice set of images, even though I'm not their number one fan Grin

kathrynlouise
17 Feb 2014 - 9:38 PM

Fabulous set Colleen. They do look rather cute but looks can be deceiving WinkGrin

Kathryn

gss
gss  1 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 10:00 PM

Do not know why, but from childhood I developed a certain dislike for hyenas - I can not figure out why - their appearance, fact that consumes corpses, maybe both. But also have their role on Earth and their right to life.
Your photos show me (especially the first 3) a sympathetic figure in contrast to my preconceived image. Perhaps it is young or maybe your picture is very successful, or maybe both ...
Silviu

gss
gss  1 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 10:02 PM

I wonder what animal is coming tomorrow.........No longer have to go to the zoo, I have everything I need here! GrinGrinGrinGrin
Silviu

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 10:35 PM

An excellent set of images depicting hyena behaviour, I think v5 is the stand out shot

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
18 Feb 2014 - 11:24 AM

V5-6 my absolute favourites !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2014 - 2:49 PM

These look so cute when they are pupsGrin
Ryan

termite53
termite53 e2 Member 1termite53 vcard United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 - 6:19 PM

A super set of images I love V2

ubaruch
ubaruch e2 Member 1ubaruch vcard Israel
18 Feb 2014 - 6:26 PM

Ugly as it is, it looks so lovely !

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