Friendly dogs – Zarafa Camp

Wild dogs are incredibly relaxed around humans. This inquisitive behaviour can contribute to their downfall though, human encroachment into their habitats has caused serious conflicts for these social animals.  Numbers ranging from 2,500 to 3,500 place them as the rarest mammal in Southern Africa.

Imagine the delight when one of our new puppies from 2012 walked towards this Zarafa Game drive vehicle.  The experienced photographer placed the camera on the floor of the truck in order to get this very low angled shot.  A great tip for any budding photographer is to try taking images at eye level or below.  The closer they get the more you can smell them though, the photographer recounted that this dog could really do with a wash!

 

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