AFRICA GEOGRAPHIC - May 2008
In celebration of Africa Geographic's 15th years, they bring a selection of their finest animal photographs. While not necessarily definitive shots of each species, these images capture a mood, a gesture or a moment that conveys the majesty and richness of Africa's wildlife - and reinforces our deep connecion to it.
In Northern Botswana, spotted Hyenas often trail pack of African Wild Dogs in the hope of an easy meal. The Dogs, however, seize any opportunity to turn on their larger competitors and the ensuing battles are ferocius (though seldom fatal). Christophe Courteau's dramatic portfolio of one such altercation took everyone into the heart of the dust, fear and ferocity.