Borakalalo Nature Reserve, North-West Province, South Africa
A mother Black-backed Jackal allowed me a fantastic opportunity to photograph her. I was photographing from my vehicle and she seemed so relaxed. I then decided to alight from my vehicle, and get onto the ground for a lower angle. She stayed really calm, and allowed me to get closer to her. I managed this full frame image of her relaxed on a patch of barren earth.