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Day 109 - Stop calling me Wolf by MonsterBrand Day 109 - Stop calling me Wolf by MonsterBrand

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photo *MonsterBrand

*African Wild Dog (photo shot through chain link fence).

*The title was inspired by the fact that surprisingly, these canines
are mistaken for wolves and hyenas quite often (this observation was
made during a personal experience at the Brookfield Zoo - I stayed at
the Wild Dogs' exhibit for a couple hours altogether and not one person
read the exhibit sign while looking at the Wild Dogs - every family and
couple that came by would exclaim "Wow! look at those ugly wolves" or
something along the lines of "those hyenas have awesome colors!")
I was lucky enough to get to talk to a few of the people and let them know
that these incredible animals are in fact African Wild Dogs and taught them
a little about the animals' social habits, geographic location, eating habits, etc.
Not only do I love learning, I love sharing my newfound knowledge with
others as well. I hope you enjoy my photo! :heart: More photos of this
amazing group of Wild Dogs will be coming to my DevArt gallery soon!

*Part of my "One photo a day for an entire year" Project.
You can follow the progress of this one-year-long project
here in my DeviantArt gallery:…



- Featured by :iconcrazy-4-animals: HERE

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BrnoCZ Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
ZodiacZero Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I use this as a reference for a drawing of an African Wild Dog? ^^
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hello! :wave: Yes of course you can use my photograph as a reference for your artwork ;)
Please just link to the original photo in your artwork's description and please send me a link when you're finished as I'd love to see what you create! :heart:
ZodiacZero Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
Alrightie ^^ will do :heart:
CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't remember what it was, but I saw a documentary when they showed a video clip of a wild dog and the narrator called it a hyena.
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
Ugh, I think I totally saw that same video! :noes: It was quite awhile ago that I saw the clip and I couldn't believe that the editor(s) allowed that video to be published, because of the incorrect information they were sharing.  *face palm*
CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I found it. It was from Paleoworld…
Rabid-Coot Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Does it have blue eyes?

I can understand the general ignorance surrounding the species, they don't really get much exposure. I've only seen them in one section of a documentary on Africa and in two video games.

Of course there's no excuse for not reading the information provided about the animal at the zoo.
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
All African Wild Dogs (as far as I'm aware) have brown eyes.  The eyes appear blue in my photograph because of the wierd reflecting phenomenon that was happening with the sun's light comboned with various panes of glass, etc.  When I brightened the area around the eyes a bit in post-production, the blue color was only enhanced. ;)
WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcrazy-4-animals: Congratulations! This work has been included in our latest Friday Feature…
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