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Wild dogs from Africa

AartPapaya

Hectorspruit, ZA
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AartPapaya Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011
Tue 26-Mar-13 07:15 PM | edited Tue 26-Mar-13 07:17 PM by AartPapaya

I found the wild dogs from Pakku fascinating in the sense of there differences. In this case I shot against the light but luckily it was cloudy. I shot this in 2009 with a D200.

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1/320 F8 ISO 400 300(70-300 Sigma)

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Tallow

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Wed 27-Mar-13 01:32 AM

nice captures. Are they ticks on the mouth?

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AartPapaya

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AartPapaya Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011
Wed 27-Mar-13 05:22 AM

Thank you Dave
>Are they ticks on the mouth?
Yes they are ticks indeed. In rural areas it is a common problem with domestic dogs. For some reason it can not be too irritating as it should be very easy to scratch it of.

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niknac37

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niknac37 Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 03rd Dec 2007
Wed 27-Mar-13 05:55 AM

Nice captures Aart, though there is contrast in physical appendices, the nature & social behaviors of all wild dogs (including Dingos: the one we find in Australia) are same). Thanks for sharing.

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jjmirenzi

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jjmirenzi Registered since 31st May 2012
Wed 27-Mar-13 04:11 PM

Nice colors, dogs must have a good dental hygenist.

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Lunastar

Mankato, US
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Lunastar Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning a Nikonians Annual Photo Contest Nikonian since 05th Jan 2010
Thu 28-Mar-13 12:53 AM

Aart, Those wild dogs look strangely friendly which I know isn't true as they are inherently viscous critters! Thanks for sharing!

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AartPapaya

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AartPapaya Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011
Thu 28-Mar-13 01:19 PM

Hi Mark,
I think that although the are ruthless hunters they are not menacing. I once observed a fairly big pack of dogs on one of the roads in the Kruger. They were inquisitive and even sniffed on the vehicle but than to my astonishment a Kudu walked right passed them. Neither the Kudu nor the dogs blinked an eye. If you see the kind playfulness when they are relaxing they are not vicious by nature. Lions, hyena, leopard and even jackal will be much more inclined to attack with very little provocation.

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Watto

Dongara, AU
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Watto Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2010
Thu 28-Mar-13 09:02 PM

G,day Aart, nice photos they look pretty sharp on my iPad . Pattern is amazing and he or she looks in good nic.

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AartPapaya

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AartPapaya Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011
Fri 29-Mar-13 05:36 AM

Hi Glen, Thank you. Every hound has his own markings and because it is an endangered species, the markings are used to identify individual animals

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jdroach

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jdroach Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded. John exhibits true Nikonian spirit by frequently posting images and requesting comments and critique, which he graciously accepts. He is an inspiration to all of us through constant improvement in his own work, keen observations and excellent commentary on images posted by others. Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his most generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 21st Mar 2009
Sun 31-Mar-13 04:40 PM

Very nice...Aart!

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