Jun 29 2012
“Skirmish” Jackal Fight | Drakensberg Mountains Wildlife
One of my blog followers recently requested me to re-post this image from back in 2009. It was a good reminder to me how this one had slipped into the deep dark and murky depths of my catalog, so here it is revived for you.
I spent this weekend in
Giants Castle in the Drakensberg Mountainswith two fellow photographers and it was a crazy weekend of
Wildlife Photographyto say the least. Nature did not fail to keep knocking out all the stops for us and this photo was just one such crazy photographic opportunity we were treated to.
On this afternoon a group of
Black-backed Jackalhad come up to the rock ledge at Giants Castle to steal bones and meat scraps left for the vultures. These two Jackal suddenly burst into a quarrel over the food scraps and luckily my lens was facing the right direction to capture the
Skirmish. To say it happened in a flash would be an understatement. It brings back very fond memories seeing this photo again after it has been hidden for so long now.
I hope you enjoy it and I hope you all have a truly wonderful weekend
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