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a hyena at Velavadar National Park in India
July 22, 2013

Hyena, India

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Photographer Yashodhan Bhatia, a member of National Geographic's Your Shot community, was visiting Velavadar National Park (also known as Blackbuck National Park) in Gujarat state when he came upon this hyena. "The trip was on the verge of absolute failure because of the scorching summer heat," he writes. "Coincidentally, some luck prevailed the last evening."

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Photograph by Yashodhan Bhatia, National Geographic Your Shot
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