While on game drives, many animals choose to spend time near the road. An intriguing fact as they have miles and miles of vast plains that they can wander to with no human interaction.
Jackals were one of the animals that we saw most days while out. Whether it was at Lake Manyara, Ndutu Conservation Area or the Serengeti National Park, they were happy additions to the landscape. They ended up being one of my favorite animals that I saw during my week-long safari in Northern Tanzania.
I hadn’t realized that I had the privilege of seeing two different types. This Black-backed Jackal was more prominent and their unique coloring and Eqyptian styled face was charming.
But a more elegant Jackal seemed to have caught my camera’s attention and in editing images today, I discovered this beautiful Common Jackal that stood proud and strong.
It was the early morn after a night of heavy rains so the animals were busy sniffing around for breakfast.
This past week I was knocked down by a bad cold so haven’t had any energy or interest to work on my Africa pictures. I’m back at it tonight and will keep sharing as they come up. Have a great week!
Beautiful captures again! I hope you’ll feel better soon.
You are so kind Tiny. Slowly getting better, at least I got my attention span back so I could work on my pics. Thanks!
What stunning animals they are. Get better soon Bella.
Thank you so much for your well wishes Miriam. Thrilled you like jackals like I do. 🙂
I do. They’re quite majestic creatures.
Hope you’re better soon!
Love the jackels. Arooooo!
LOL ! They are the sweetest things aren’t they Ilex. Slowly getting better. Baby steps right?
Welcome back 🙂 missed seeing your great captures 🙂
And I missed seeing your cheery face Andy ! Yes, I’ve been a bit under the weather between being worn out from the trip, now this cold. So much to share!
Wonderful captures, Emily. Get well again soon. 🙂
Thank you my dear. Sure am trying.
Hope you’re feeling better now. Big hug. 💗
Well I was until the stupid horse bucked me off last Saturday. And all of those images I had to edit from Africa have slowed me down from posting. Almost done and can begin posting again in earnest. Miss everyone!
Very interesting. I especially like the last picture.
He certainly looks as if he’s hunting for something doesn’t he? Thank you so much!
Wonderful photographs of the jackals Emily. Did a charcoal drawing of the Serengeti National Park – your shots reminded me of the grandeur of the place.
Oh you did ??!!! I hope you posted it on your blog. I’ll go check it out. Loved the jackals Mary. Thank you!
Thank you my friend.