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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
In the middle of the street - our house

This big male southern giraffe (giraffa giraffa) had died in the Okavango Delta (Botswana) of natural causes providing a great food source for multiple animals. In this image a young spotted hyena (crocuta crocuta) has made itself comfortable inside the carcass to protect it from the growing pressure of the vultures.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Botswana
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Janine Krayer