"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”