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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hiding the prey

When we arrived at the scene, the spotted hyena was busy pulling the impala into the dense bush to hide it from other predators. The image shows the movement as the hyena dragged the impala backwards and the twisting and turning of the carcass as it was being pulled across the earth.

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Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Mkuze, South Africa
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Martha van Tonder