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Bloody WildDog by NagWolf Bloody WildDog by NagWolf
One of the wild dogs in the Pilanesberg covered in blood after climbing into an impala.
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Given 2013-10-31
Suggester said; "The beauty and brutality of nature in one stunning shot. I really love this picture!"

Bloody WildDog by ~NagWolf ( Suggested by FriendFrog and Featured by Anoya )
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Mageofcats Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
I thought this was a drawing at first... it looks so... different from what one might expect from a dog!

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CursedChild95 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah african wild dogs, one of my fav animals ( especially when they puppies XD ) , I dont know why but people around me tend to freak when i say that african wild dogs and hyenas are cute
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NomJums Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you enjoy your meal sir?
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AWOLartist Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been looking at this picture for days now. It might be because it was the show I was watching at the time, but when I saw the thumbnail I immediately thought of the show "Supernatural".  When I saw the caption "climbing into an impala." I started grinning like a fool. So in my mind this guy has been named 'Sam'.   This is really a beautiful shot, it displays so much emotion. Really shows the raw, heart-breaking reality of the world. Thank you.
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NagWolf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, That's awesome. I havent watched Supernatural in ages.
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Anoya Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - October! Heart
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kaylaslvl100 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
that's an African painted dog :D
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NagWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yip, and also cape hunting dog :)
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Boyoflol Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Who knew bloody dogs could be so aesthetically pleasing? Great picture!
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NagWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly, you must see them when they puppies :)
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stepheesmq Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice shot :wow:
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NagWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly :D
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stepheesmq Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're quite welcome :) :love:
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tozhma Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's beautiful
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NagWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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TheFunnySpider Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot :thumbsup:
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NagWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly :D
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TheFunnySpider Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome :D
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CailinGore Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow, this is such an intense photo! Great work and very well captured :clap:
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NagWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly :D
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CailinGore Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Any time ;)
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Seraph-Azriel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
If it ain't on your face, it don't belong on your plate!  XD
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NagWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
like a good serving of spare ribs!
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Seraph-Azriel Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Ah!  Sweet ambrosia!  Just uttering that word makes me hunger for them!  :D
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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NagWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly :D
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Thebluegecko Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
what an idiot dog, everyone knows a land cruiser is better suited to africa than an impala.
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NagWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
lol, true that
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Colecanth Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lol
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tomboyrulez99 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how did you even get close enough to the dog to get that shot? And at the precise moment too?
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NagWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I was guiding in the Pilanesberg and the pack was denning near our lodge. Good timing and fortune to catch them make a kill against the fence near the road.
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
i think someone oughtta not dig his/her face into her food so deeply.
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NagWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
lol, when you see how quick a pack devours their prey you will understand why the literally dig in.
15 minutes and one fully grown impala is basically bones
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
quite true. they eat rather rapidly, it's impressive.
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing capture!
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NagWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly :D
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Fuzzytat Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Artist
Wow! 

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stevenoirproduction Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
I was watching an OLD silent film, maybe NOSFERATU, made long before TV, when people hadn't seen nearly as much of the world as we take for granted now. And the film used a stock shot of a hyena or wild dog to represent a "werewolf in the forest"; I thought it was a brilliant, poetic choice. And if they had had THIS shot, it would have been even more powerful.
Savage, beautiful, inspiring.
steve
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sethrielle Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was thinking about the same when I saw the picture actually. And yes, it was Nosferatu, and it was a hyena, not the same, but could have been one of these. What a sight.
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stevenoirproduction Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
That's so cool. Thanks for telling me. I guess I don't really know anything about wild dogs. Are they genetically close to hyenas? Or just aesthetically?
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sethrielle Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, no. Just aesthetically. Hyenas as far as I know are kind of a closed species, one of the smallest there is or so? Don't remember correctly but I believe they were. They could be 'long distance cousins' in a way but they're not related, despite the similarities... Google should clarify if you're specially interested in the topic.

By the way, I don't know the reasons why they used a hyena in that film, but I guess it was related to being a rather unseen creature, not like wolfs that were pretty common for the public. Wild dogs may have had almost the same impact but they're less 'scary' and more 'cute' in the way they move and such... Still one that looked like this one could have very well worked.
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stevenoirproduction Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Right. I just figured that the hyena was unfamiliar and exotic to the audience of that time, bringing a sense of the 'otherwordly' to the image. Also, hyenas do have that chimeric quality of a mix between distinct species...
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sethrielle Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. I guess it would be a really fair point of view in judging why was that specimen chosen instead of a real wolf... To this day, I wouldn't want it different even if it does seem misleading or confusing.
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NagWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the kind words :D

Wild dogs are closely related to domestic dogs foxes and family grouping of canids. 
The hyenas have a completely different jaw structure, one reason of the few  reasons for the seprate classification aswell as their sloping back.
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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
congrats on the DD! c:
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NagWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly :D
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kinjixme4ever Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
omg
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Sinnibelle Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
incredible texture
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MwLucYo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
powerful
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Sinije Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful shot! :o
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