Picture 3 of 16

Hyenas stare at a remote controlled camera

This was the largest number of hyenas to approach our remote controlled camera buggy. When they spotted it, they came from all around, first attracted by the noise and then the motion.

   As they cautiously approached it, their heads bobbed up and down in an animated fashion, curiously inspecting it from all angles. However, when they got too close, we’d drive it back towards our safari vehicle, for fear that they might take a bite at the tyres.

   As we have witnessed with lions, the hyenas would sniff the tracks that the buggy left to try to gather information on what type of creature that they were dealing with. This was the best photo from around 200 images that were taken using a wide 16mm lens, but even in this case there are hyenas to both the left and right hand side of the field of view.