17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Skeleton Coast Canid

While at the Cape Cross Seal Reserve observing the seals, I noticed movement out of the corner of my eye. A black-backed jackal swiftly came into the colony and snatched a small seal pup. This photo captures that jackal consuming the seal pup.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Namibia
Camera: NIKON D4S
Copyright: © Candace Hultberg-Bennett