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Sunday, September 6th, 2015
African wild dog and spotted hyaena are usually aggressive competitors. African wild dog and spotted hyaena are usually aggressive competitors. Enjoyed watching a fascinating encounter when one dog from an Okavango pack made some friendly contact with first one, then another spotted hyaena. Soon after, the rest of the wild dog pack attacked the hyaena. See the full story and more pictures here: http://www.grantatkinson.com/blog/ Scheduled Photosafaris for 2016

Unlikely Friendship.
African wild dog and spotted hyena are usually aggressive competitors. This fascinating encounter took place when one dog from an Okavango pack made some friendly contact with first one, then another spotted hyena. Soon after, the rest of the wild dog pack attacked the hyena. See the full story and more pictures HERE: Join Grant on an upcoming photosafari: http://www.grantatkinson.com/blog/
Scheduled Photosafaris for 2016

Leopard cub relaxing on a termite mound at Phalaborwa Gate National Park in South Africa by Renata Ewald Wildlife and Nature Photography

Leopard cub relaxing on a termite mound at Phalaborwa Gate National Park in South Africa
by Renata Ewald Wildlife and Nature Photography

On Patrol! A Kalahari male Lion in patrol early morning before sunrise. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari Desert, South Africa by Hendri Venter / DigitalWild

On Patrol!
A Kalahari male Lion in patrol early morning before sunrise. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari Desert, South Africa
by Hendri Venter / DigitalWild

Herds of wildebeest cross a river in the Masai Mara. Every year hundreds of thousands of wildebeest make the crossing from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara game reserve to graze during the migration. by Carl De Souza

Herds of wildebeest cross a river in the Masai Mara. Every year hundreds of thousands of wildebeest make the crossing from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara game reserve to graze during the migration.
by Carl De Souza

A beautiful photo of a cheetah silhouetted against a fiery sunset in the Oakavango Delta, in Botswana by Arturo de Frias Marques

A beautiful photo of a cheetah silhouetted against a fiery sunset in the Oakavango Delta, in Botswana
by Arturo de Frias Marques  WEBSITE

Ground squirrels in a fierce battle over territory in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier park in South Africa by Frank Heitmuller Website

Ground squirrels in a fierce battle over territory in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier park in South Africa
by  LightNotions Photography by Frank Heitmuller

Leopard on the hunt by professional photographer & photographic safaris host Wim van den Heever whilst leading an ODP Safaris trip. Website

Award winning image of a leopard on the hunt by professional photographer & photographic safaris host Wim van den Heever whilst leading an ODP Safaris trip in Ndutu, Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.
Wim van den Hevver Wildlife Photography    Website

An African 'white elephant' has coated itself in mud at a watering hole in the Etosha National Park in Namibia. by Schalk Van Der Merwe

An African ‘white elephant’ has coated itself in mud at a watering hole in the Etosha National Park in Namibia.
by Schalk Van Der Merwe

Nat Geo Merit Winner: White Rhino's by Stefane Berube The night before this photo, we tried all day to get a good photo of the endangered white rhino. Skulking through the grass carefully, trying to stay 30 feet away to be safe, didn't provide me the photo I was hoping for. In the morning, however, I woke up to all three rhinos grazing in front of me. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda. Picture: Stefane Berube

Nat Geo Merit Winner: White Rhino’s by Stefane Berube
The night before this photo, we tried all day to get a good photo of the endangered white rhino. Skulking through the grass carefully, trying to stay 30 feet away to be safe, didn’t provide me the photo I was hoping for. In the morning, however, I woke up to all three rhinos grazing in front of me. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda.
Picture: Stefane Berube/NatGeo

Photo and caption by Hamish Mitchell / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Captured in Kruger National Park in South Africa, this lion was one of four coalition males that had made an elephant kill during the night. For four days they fed on their prey, and this beautiful male was ready for a nap after filling his belly. Picture: Hamish Mitchell

Photo and caption by Hamish Mitchell / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Captured in Kruger National Park in South Africa, this lion was one of four coalition males that had made an elephant kill during the night. For four days they fed on their prey, and this beautiful male was ready for a nap after filling his belly.
Picture: Hamish Mitchell

Merit Winner: A Night at Deadvlei by Beth McCarley The night before returning to Windhoek, we spent several hours at Deadveli. The moon was bright enough to illuminate the sand dunes in the distance, but the skies were still dark enough to clearly see the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds. Deadveli means "dead marsh." The camelthorn trees are believed to be about 900 years old but have not decomposed because the environment is so dry. Picture: Beth McCarley

Nat Geo – Merit Winner: A Night at Deadvlei by Beth McCarley
“The night before returning to Windhoek, we spent several hours at Deadveli. The moon was bright enough to illuminate the sand dunes in the distance, but the skies were still dark enough to clearly see the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds. Deadveli means “dead marsh.” The camelthorn trees are believed to be about 900 years old but have not decomposed because the environment is so dry.”
Picture: Beth McCarley  Facebook Page

A Lot to Discover! Curious elephant calf discovering the surrounding, Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa. by Marja Schwartz

A Lot to Discover!
Curious elephant calf discovering the surrounding, Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa.
by Marja Schwartz

Cheeky monkeys raiding the cooking pot at Tshokwane Picnic Site - Kruger National Park in South Africa by Stephen Kangisser Wildlife Photography

Cheeky monkeys raiding the cooking pot at Tshokwane Picnic Site – Kruger National Park in South Africa
by Stephen Kangisser Wildlife Photography

Two one year-old Alaskan bear cubs play in the sand in the McNeil River, Alaska Picture: Rex

Two one year-old Alaskan bear cubs play in the sand in the McNeil River, Alaska
Picture: Rex

A scared hippopotamus dives into a river to escape a pack of lions who were feeling peckish in South Africa's Karongwe Private Game Reserve Picture: MORNE HAMLYN/ CATERS NEWS

A scared hippopotamus dives into a river to escape a pack of lions who were feeling peckish in South Africa’s Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Picture: MORNE HAMLYN/ CATERS NEWS 

This antelope cheated death by escaping the clutches of a hungry cheetah - even though the fearsome predator had sunk his claws into its flank. The adult hartebeest was grazing when the cheetah - after slowly stalking closer to its prey - chased after the grassland antelope. The spotted predator was able to sink its claws into the fully-grown hartebeest before it lost its grip and the animal made its lucky escape Picture: Manoj Shah/Solent News & Photo Agency

This antelope cheated death by escaping the clutches of a hungry cheetah – even though the fearsome predator had sunk his claws into its flank. The adult hartebeest was grazing when the cheetah – after slowly stalking closer to its prey – chased after the grassland antelope. The spotted predator was able to sink its claws into the fully-grown hartebeest before it lost its grip and the animal made its lucky escape
Picture: Manoj Shah/Solent News & Photo Agency 

A Rare Sight! A lion walking away with an elephant's trunk.. by Chad Cocking Photography

A Rare Sight!
A lion walking away with an elephant’s trunk..
by Chad Cocking Photography

'The Full Nine Yards', Dinokeng, South Africa by David Yarrow Wildlife Photography

‘The Full Nine Yards’, Dinokeng, South Africa
by David Yarrow Wildlife Photography

Cheetah Reflected in the Masai Mara, Kenya by Craig Brady

Cheetah Reflected in the Masai Mara, Kenya
by Craig Brady

Sunset Elephants, Masai Mara, Kenya by Craig Brady

Sunset Elephants, Masai Mara, Kenya
by Craig Brady

Pregnant Lioness resting in a sausage tree in Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda. Kidepo is another national park where you can find the rare tree climbing lions. by Gip Gipukan

Pregnant Lioness resting in a sausage tree in Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda. Kidepo is another national park where you can find the rare tree climbing lions.
by Rob Gipman/Tamara

Leopard on the prowl in Kruger National Park in South Africa by Alexandra Hegemann - Wild Light Photography

Leopard on the prowl in Kruger National Park in South Africa
by Alexandra Hegemann – Wild Light Photography 

A lion flashes his teeth moments after waking up at the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana  by Andy Skinner         Website

A lion flashes his teeth moments after waking up at the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana
by Andy Skinner
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