Black-backed Jackal, Savute Marsh, Botswana by Fred von Winckelmann

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After being witness of an awesome lion hunt of the Savute marsh pride killing a warthog on the open field early in the morning while being on the Savute marsh it did not took long before all the different species of scavengers showed up, basically warned by the penetrating screams of the pig. Besides the obvious hyena's and vultures this beautiful black backed jackal was all focused and waiting patiently to steal some scraps until the pride were having their share of their prey. The great morning light and the open grass field added a great background for this portrait. Jackals often are living in couples and have their den's in tiny underground holes covered by grass in the open field where they are hiding their youngsters. These den's are not easy to find. Jackals also mates for life. This area has a great density of predators depending on the amount of water of the Okavango delta that floads the rest of Botswana and the movement of the large herds of herbivores.

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