18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Smelling the Roses

Hyena have a reputation for being so smelly, dirty, ugly and unappealing. This image for me tries to dispel that theory. Here a hyena is marking his territory - or smelling the roses .. looking quite gentle, dog like and not unattractive at all.

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Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: South Africa
Copyright: © Jetje Japhet