17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Other Half

By focusing only on one side of this African wild dog's face (Lycaon pictus) it draws the viewer straight to the eye through the shallow depth of field. This pack of wild dogs was hanging out on the open flood plains of the Chobe River just before a big rain storm hit. The wild dog is one of the world's most endangered mammals with the largest free roaming populations remaining in Botswana and Zimbabwe. Their biggest struggle is ongoing land defragmentation which is why the Chobe National Park in Botswana with a portected area of nearly 12,000.00 square kilometers has a very healthy population.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Botswana
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Janine Krayer