Last look
The hunting strategy of African wild dogs, also known as African painted dogs (Lycaon pictus), significantly differs from the tactics employed by other large African predators. Thanks to their endurance, they can chase their prey for several kilometers until, as a coordinated pack, they finally catch the exhausted animal. Moreover, unlike large cats, they don't kill their prey by exerting strong jaw pressure on the neck. Instead, they tear the still-living creature into pieces. Within a minute, the victim is lifeless, and after a few more minutes, only bones remain. In the photo, a sizable pack of about 24 dogs has caught a young warthog. The image was captured in the Vumbura Plains of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
Vumbura Plains, Botswan
FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS
400mm ƒ/3.5 1/500 ISO 6400