July 22, 2013

Hyena, India

Photograph by Yashodhan Bhatia, National Geographic Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Photographer Yashodhan Bhatia, a member of National Geographic's Your Shot community, was visiting Velavadar National Park (also known as Blackbuck National Park) in Gujarat state when he came upon this hyena. "The trip was on the verge of absolute failure because of the scorching summer heat," he writes. "Coincidentally, some luck prevailed the last evening."

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24 comments
SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

have looked three times at this image, each time seems different..composition & color & light makes me look again which is wonderful

Joyce Newstat
Joyce Newstat

What a beautiful photo.  Captures the color of the landscape, the animal and the country.

Liene Goff
Liene Goff

The color and motion in his shot is incredible.

Connie Koehler
Connie Koehler

How wonderful to have captured such a fabulous shot!

Xava Paredes
Xava Paredes

The shot is precise. This animal is my favorite, I think have a great family organization. 


Kennedy Patrick
Kennedy Patrick

This is amazing. The Hyena was literally posing enjoying the hot sun

Stefan Vriend
Stefan Vriend

 I am amazed at the beauty and composition of this photo. The peace and tranquility that the hyena seems to possess is unbelievably recorded.

Gary Conn
Gary Conn

Eyecatcher.  The blazing orange color, naturally.  Also the wild subject and the story behind the photo.  And the impressionist texture of the photograph.  Gary

water bird
water bird

if there is beauty to be found in a hyena, than this could be the quinessential foto of it!

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