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by Gerrie van Vuuren
(Pilanesberg)

African Wild Dog Kill

African Wild Dog Kill

If one is fortunate, one gets to witness that once in a lifetime incident. This photo is about such an incident where I was fortunate enough to witness a wild dog kill. The waterbuck was trying to reach the water to shake off the dogs. The dogs on the other hand were doing all they could to prevent the waterbuck from reaching the water. She did make it to the water in the end, but was too weak to go in deep enough to shake off the dogs and they brought her down.

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Dec 26, 2014
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Excellent!
by: Anonymous

Oh wow! That is awesome photography. Nice work! I loved the timing. My cousin is interested in wildlife photography. He has been to the Kalahari several times. He never really got chance to shoot the wild dogs.

Jun 08, 2012
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WOW!
by: Cheryl

We have been going to the Pilanesberg for many years and have never seen the wild dogs - what a super sighting and super image!

Dec 03, 2009
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A sighting to die for!
by: Sean

You got a great action shot here, the dust behind the dogs just shows them in motion. Not many people have seen Wild Dogs in the Pilanesberg you were very lucky to get this picture. I guess you have to be in the right place at the right time.

Dec 03, 2009
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What a sighting!
by: Lionel

Some people never get to see a kill and the few that do tend to have to try and photgraph through thick bush - you are truly blessed Gerrie! Even though there is no sunlight on the animals the subjects themselves, the composition and lack of distracting items makes for an impactful picture.

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