Spotted Hyena

"Photo and caption by fiona mackay

This image was taken in the central Serengeti Game Reserve in Tanzania, Africa. Hyena often have an unpopular reputation & are known for their bloody battles with Lions, I wanted to capture a softer side of this spotted Hyena, so opted for this slightly unusual angle on a close up portrait that I hope captures some of the intelligence & more gentle nature you see displayed during family gatherings. The background of muted sands & browns are the true colours of the african plains in the dry season before the relief of the rains arrive, a time when Hyena need all their cunning to survive.

Location: Seronera, Centeral Serengeti National Park, Tanzania”

today i’m here to talk about spotted hyenas.

no, not those slobbery cackling motherfuckers, those aren’t hyenas

THESE motherfuckers.. are spotted hyenas

THEY HAVE THE ROUNDEST LIL NOSES OMG

YOU THOUGHT HYENAS WERE UGLY HUH I THINK NOT NOPE

THEY GOT THE ROUNDED FUCKING EARS AND DROOPY EYES AND NATURAL MOHAWKS AND I MEAN COME ON HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE SPOTTED HYENAS

LOOK AT THESE BEAUTIFUL FUCKING CREATURES 


okay i’m done

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For an assignment we had to do a pirate, I did mine based off of Nigerian hyena handlers. So, this is Lami, with her two hyena guardians, Left and Right. She rules with an iron fist, but is fair and just and enjoys watching slavers be torn limb from limb. (Update: fixed face). 

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