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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:04 pm 
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:whistle: :whistle: Great pics everyone :whistle: :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:32 am 
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Morning, some images of the clan around Kamqua. These guys were in the area OFTEN while we visited KTP in December 2012.

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Superb series of images!!! :clap: :clap:
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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
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I love them even if they give my the hebe jebies. I have heard them many a time at night but have never seen one if the wild so I'm extremely jealous of all of you.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
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:thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: Thanx Shane!

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
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What a superb seri9es of photos. A whole encyclopedia of hyena beaviour. Maternal love, aggression aggression, pack behaviour. Wonderful!

In a number of photos the ambiguous gentitalia are illustrated.

There is continuing research extending the fine studies of Gus Mills & Tim Caro on the hyena. A group in California is unravelling the evolution of maternal dominance in hyena society & the role that testosterone metabolism plays in this unusual behaviour & genital development. It has important implications in understanding development of ambiguous genitalia in humans.

The testosterone overdose in females results in them being able to protect their pups but the disadvantage of having masculinized genitalia is the high maternal & neonatal mortality at birth.

I have battled for many hours to understand the biochemistry, molecular biology, & embryology behind all this.Wildlife physiology is a hobby I have added to my photography to try & keep alzheimer at bay. I hope i have been able to simplify it all for the general reader.

If you are interested in more background to hyena behaviour have a look at the 4 parts on hyena 's on my blog http://blog.africaraw.com or enter it via navigation bar of our photographic website http://www.africaraw.com


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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
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thanks Exbrakpanite for your link :wink:
seems to be very interesting, I love Hyenas, and will take a long time to read :thumbs_up:
and a lot of other subjets :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
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There are some really awesome hyena photos in this great thread!
The following photos are from the Kamqua clan taken at the end of December last year! Here must have been more than 10 hyenas I would guess!

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On top of the dune these lot were busy on a kill!

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The rear end of a very sleepy hyena!

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
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The continuation of a stunning thread.

Fotomal, you hyena looks like it is spot on with one of the yoga poses I can't manage :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
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Great photos Fotomaljohan, love the one laying down just like my dogs at home!

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
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I only found this topic now! Stunning pictures, all of them! Those cute little babies are adorable too! :clap: :clap:

Thank you 'mites for posting these awesome pictures! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
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WOW, :big_eyes: me too, Hilda

They are really stunning animals - thanks for the :cam:


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:clap: :clap: :clap: Great Spotties Johan!!!

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Wow superb images Johan :clap: :clap: :clap:

Rare sighting of Brown Hyena marking his territory

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Running for cover...

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Oh WOWOWOWOW........what an unbelievable stunning sighting and a superb photo!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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