Hyena family on the move

One of the most compelling reasons when visiting the Kruger National Park (or any wildlife area really) to get up early and be one of the first vehicles through the gate in the early morning is that you exponentially improve your chances of having truly amazing wildlife encounters. We did just that while staying at Crocodile Bridge in September, and were rewarded with this incredible sighting of a clan of Spotted Hyenas on the move and reveling in the puddles of water on the road following a spring shower the night before.


28 thoughts on “Hyena family on the move

  1. SoyBend

    Wonderful pictures of them! I was going to say they are one of the odder looking members of the canid family, but then I found out they are in their own family. Learn something new every day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thanks Takami. Indeed, one of those encounters we’ll be recounting for many years to come and will always think about when we pass this particular spot in the Kruger Park.

      Wishing you a good week ahead!

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Agreed wholeheartedly, Anne! They always look so determined and purposeful and we love seeing them in the wild. Now, if only their Brown Hyena cousins were a bit more accommodating to our photographic attempts…


  2. sustainabilitea

    You know I’ll be forwarding this link to our daughter. ๐Ÿ™‚ One of the reasons I love getting to the park early is for the very reason you mention–there’s much higher chance of seeing animals. Lovely shots!


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