“Lone Jackal” by Zander Erasmus from Pretoria Photographic Society
In June last year we went on a trip through Namibia which included travelling through the Namib desert. On this particular morning we left Saddle Hill and drove south along the coast towards the remnants of an old mining village. There are lots of jackal in the area and they are usually not too afraid of the cars. This one was jogging along in the same direction that we were travelling in on the dunes next to the beach. We were lucky that he didn’t go over the dunes and away from the cars before we got to him. As the convoy caught up with the jackal he slowed down. Just when our car was next to him he stopped and looked back over his shoulder into the sun. I managed to quickly take the picture before he started to move again further over the dunes and away from us.
Camera: Nikon D7000
Shutter Speed: 250th of a second
Focal Length: 140mm