21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Jackals on carcass backlit

Location – Kji Kji water hole, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa Three young lions killed and eland the previous day. They were finished feeding and went to drink water. Several black-backed jackals took the opportunity to feed on the remains of the carcass against the rising sun.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: South Africa
Camera: ILCE-1
Copyright: © Willem Kruger