Dog Day Afternoon…

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From the moment my light aircraft touched down in the I could feel it was going to be a hot one. The temperature approached the 100 degree mark and the wind was still. And yet the news that greeted me was fantastic. A pack of sixteen dogs had just entered the area, the first African sighting here for over a year and a half.

Subsequent information gained from identifying the alpha male showed that this was a pack that had moved huge distances around the delta to arrive here. With their species on the brink of extinction, any push into new territory can only be greeted with great enthusiasm. We were fortunate enough to spend the rest of that hot afternoon hanging out with the pack.

Okavango Delta, .

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 800. f4 @ 1/180 sec.
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Dana Allen

Dana Allen

Professional Wildlife and Adventure Photographer, Naturalist, Publisher and Educator. Dana Allen was born in California and raised as a global citizen. As a youth he travelled widely, visiting and living in numerous countries around the world. Acquiring his first camera at the age of 12, Dana’s passion for photography has never dimmed. He studied Fine Art Photography in Arizona and was awarded both a Bachelors and a Masters Degree with highest honours. Dana has taught photography in Universities both in the United States and Zimbabwe. Enthused with the environment and its inhabitants, Dana is dedicated to portraying the natural world around us. He founded PhotoSafari in 1991 and has specialized in photographing wildlife, landscapes and tourism activities in Africa ever since. Millions of viewers have enjoyed his images through various publications, cards, calendars and books.

Dana Allen

Dana Allen

Professional Wildlife and Adventure Photographer, Naturalist, Publisher and Educator. Dana Allen was born in California and raised as a global citizen. As a youth he travelled widely, visiting and living in numerous countries around the world. Acquiring his first camera at the age of 12, Dana’s passion for photography has never dimmed. He studied Fine Art Photography in Arizona and was awarded both a Bachelors and a Masters Degree with highest honours. Dana has taught photography in Universities both in the United States and Zimbabwe. Enthused with the environment and its inhabitants, Dana is dedicated to portraying the natural world around us. He founded PhotoSafari in 1991 and has specialized in photographing wildlife, landscapes and tourism activities in Africa ever since. Millions of viewers have enjoyed his images through various publications, cards, calendars and books.

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Jacqueline Deely Photography

Hello Dana, I saw Painted Dogs for the first time in my life in Botswana in 2011 and they took my breath away. Learning about how they care for their sick and their young touched my heart. Hearing them calling to each other was out of this world and I will never forget it. Beautiful and haunting. This image brings back those memories:)