The Hyena Man

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Thiago Vidal

Visiting Harar, the Muslim walled city in Ethiopia first explored by Sir Richard Francis Burton and latter chosen by Arthur Rimbaud as his African home, is certainly an unique experience. Although the tradition is probably not a very old one, every night the so-called "Hyena Men" still feed the hyenas outside the old walls of the city, always attracting many tourists. Here I was quite lucky to get a good shot in the moment that man and hyena became one.

Location: Harar, Ethiopia


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