Sated hyena- one bite at a time

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Jack Hochfeld

A pack of hyenas had taken down a young elephant next to a pool of water, unusual behaviour in itself as elephants are not considered normal prey for hyenas. To avoid the vultures and the alerting lions they dragged the prey into the water. I was reminded of the quiz question "How do you eat an elephant?" The answer of course is "One bite at a time". This hyena had definitely eaten as much as he could and couldn't move.

Location: Kwando Lebala, Linyati Swamps, Botswana


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