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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

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Apr 2011 - 8:13 AM
Focal Length:63mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.7
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:17 Feb 2014 - 5:14 AM
Tags:Hyena, Wildlife / nature
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1nikongirl Plus Member 41nikongirl vcard Canada
17 Feb 2014 - 5:18 AM

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

Last Modified By 1nikongirl at 17 Feb 2014 - 5:19 AM
NDODS Plus Member 44244 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom115 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 Plus 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

WesternRed Plus Member 4WesternRed vcard Australia
17 Feb 2014 - 6:06 AM

Six lovely captures of these Hyena. Well done Colleen.

ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 6:25 AM

A great set.


CarolG Plus Member 8185 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 Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 6:33 AM

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


Lynniesefforts Plus Member 4Lynniesefforts 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

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.


Last Modified By Caziwinkles at 17 Feb 2014 - 7:12 AM
ddolfelin Plus Member 372 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 7:20 AM

A wonderful series.
Great pictures.

SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 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 Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 7:44 AM

Another great set of images.


Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian 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

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst 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

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

Beautiful animals Colleen and a great set of images.


pentaxpatty Plus Member 2pentaxpatty 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  1 India
17 Feb 2014 - 8:39 AM

Very much involved in wildlife,lovely.

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

Fine set of images Colleen,

PhilT2 Plus Member 5130 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 8:54 AM

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

Nigeve1 Plus Member 21159 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 9:12 AM

Excellent set, V5 for me today.

17 Feb 2014 - 9:25 AM

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


ali63 Plus Member 3662 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 Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 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 !!)

Mollycat Plus Member 2Mollycat 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 Plus 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


lblythe  2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 - 11:54 AM


SlowSong Plus Member 65209 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 Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom83 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 Plus Member 3364 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 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 Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 12:30 PM

A superb set

Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 - 12:33 PM

Wonderful images Colleen, excellent photography.

Jenny Smile

HarrietH Plus Member 5276 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.


TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC 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 Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 3:11 PM

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

ukgubbi Plus 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 Plus Member 2mistere 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.


kfrances  1 United States
17 Feb 2014 - 4:23 PM

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

GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 5:43 PM

Beautiful documentary set of images, Colleen!

lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 5:49 PM

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

John Smile

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 Plus Member 8225 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  3 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 - 6:17 PM

Delightful set, Colleen.


Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 6:36 PM

Top class series Colleen.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

EileenH  2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 - 6:46 PM

Lovely setSmile


netta1234 Plus Member 3250 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 7:40 PM

SmileSmileSmileA gorgeous set ColleenSmile

marktc Plus Member 480 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 7:51 PM

A great set of images Colleen

leontari Plus 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.

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

Brilliant set Colleen. Cathy

dark_lord Critique Team 111618 forum postsdark_lord vcard England201 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 Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 9:38 PM

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


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 ...

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

Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 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 Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
18 Feb 2014 - 11:24 AM

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

BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2014 - 2:49 PM

These look so cute when they are pupsGrin

termite53  2 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 - 6:19 PM

A super set of images I love V2

ubaruch Plus Member 2ubaruch vcard Israel
18 Feb 2014 - 6:26 PM

Ugly as it is, it looks so lovely !

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