One of my favorite photos from the trip.  This female spotted hyena and several others were observed during a night game drive at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy near Mount Kenya.  She was initially laying down, but as we approached she slowly got up and walked past us on her way to what turned out to be a den site with many other adult hyenas and pups running around (photos to come in subsequent posts).  The menacing shadow of the hyena makes this photo stand out to me and captures the perception of the hyena being a sinister night time predator.

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