Portrait of a Spotted Hyena


Early into our second day in Mara North, we happened upon some hyenas, one of which was eating the head of a zebra, which the hyenas had either killed, or stolen from lions.

In this image, I was able to capture a portrait of one of the hyenas in isolation.

Sometimes hyenas can be difficult to photograph, especially when there is food around, as they tend not to stay still for very long.

Published on Sunday, 30 June, 2019.


Date Sunday, 2 June, 2019
Time 7:07am
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length 300mm
Aperture f/2.8
Shutter Speed 1/800th of a second
ISO 1,600
Exposure Mode Manual
Subject Distance 9.57m




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