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Leopards and Hyena, Peaceful Coexistence

This image is part of the unusual sequence of events previously mentioned by John. First one, then two young male leopards hung out with this hyena, even laying down in close proximity. Leopards and hyenas are natural enemies. Leopards are also highly solitary, so it is quite unusual to see two adults together. They may be siblings.

After this, a large, mortally injured Nile Monitor Lizard fell from a tree near our vehicle. One of the leopards then came searching for the lizard he had undoubtedly cached in the tree, seeming quite puzzled when he did not find it, never thinking to search the ground.

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
1/640s f/4.0 at 500.0mm iso1600 full exif

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Janet Forjan-Freedman05-Jun-2015 16:52
Great light on this unusual trio!
Carol Rollins04-Jun-2015 13:29
A beautiful capture of this very unusual scene. the lighting and your composition are wonderful.
Tom Munson03-Jun-2015 17:06
Outstanding image, Hal.
Chris Picard03-Jun-2015 05:25
Fantastic. Wish I was there.
joseantonio03-Jun-2015 03:39
What an amazing adventure.V.
Guest 03-Jun-2015 01:31
Nicely done. Best. J
Hank Vander Velde03-Jun-2015 01:20
Super shot of them just hanging out Hal.