17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Curious Hyena

Dawns light illuminates a young hyena in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Hyenas commonly use drainage culverts as den sites in the park, and game drives at first light often provide an unparalleled opportunity to observe them returning to their home after a long night of hunting.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: South Africa
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Tom Stables