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Playtime Photograph by Anup and Manoj Shah
Siblings playing tug-of-war with a stick in the Serengeti aren't just playing, they're practicing being predators. "They spend a lot of time playing and wrestling in a similar way to the way they make kills," says Marion East, a hyena researcher at the Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin. There is a dark side to hyena cub life; a stronger sibling sometimes starves the other if food is extremely scarce and a mother's milk supply runs low.
Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Canon EOS 1V Film Type: Ektachrome 100 Lens: 600mm Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Clear Time of Day: Early morning Lighting Techniques: Natural light