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African Wild Dog

Lycaon pictus


Wild dogs using a road in Kruger National Park to hunt impala...they didn't catch anything, but it was so impressive to watch!

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ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Great series! Fascinating animal!

DonnaPomeroy 9 years ago

fantastic photo

Ietermagog 9 years ago

Yes you were lucky, but all credit to you, you made good use of this opportunity! You can join Kruger Park mission at

KarenL 9 years ago

Awesome spot!

AllysonWoodard 9 years ago

What an honor, thanks everybody for your kind words!

emj.patterson 9 years ago

Congrats on SotD! Wonderful pictures. :)

GreerHaseman 9 years ago

Awesome photos!

peter 9 years ago

Spotting of the day!

"The endangered African wild dog is a highly intelligent and social animal and each one bears its own unique coat pattern."

AllysonWoodard 9 years ago

I studied for a semester in Kruger, and it was definitely a luxury. This was the only time I saw wild dogs, though.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

As per my wildlife knowledge, such Wild Dogs are best hunters. They target and hunt anyone very trickily...!!

dandoucette 9 years ago

I don't feel so bad now if it took you 2 months to spot them. I can understand your excitement.

AllysonWoodard 9 years ago

This was near Skukuza, in Kruger National Park.

AllysonWoodard 9 years ago

Thanks so much! They're definitely elusive. It took me nearly two months in Kruger to find wild dogs...I was in a bit of a daze for the rest of the day, I was so excited. A very lucky spotting. Keep trying and better luck next time!

arash.ghoddousi 9 years ago

Where is its locality?

arash.ghoddousi 9 years ago

Same here and no luck! Nice shots!

dandoucette 9 years ago

WOW! So lucky to see these! I've tried hard to see these over 3 separate trips to Africa but with no luck. Very nice!

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Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 1, 2009
Submitted on Aug 26, 2011

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