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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Laughing Hyena

It's true! Hyenas do laugh! This one was sitting a muddy puddle, and as we got closer to him, he started "laughing". We didn't understand why till he got up - his stench was so bad it practically hit us in the face as he walked by! I guess he knew -- the joke was on us...

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Yaron Schmid