Hyenas are adorable! And this is a lovely shot of one, great job getting it!
I've been trying to teach myself to draw hyenas and I asked someone for feedback on a sketch, and they said to make it look more like a hyena I could make it uglier. Why people tend to think hyenas are ugly baffles me to no end..
FrankORourkeFeatured By OwnerJan 16, 2011Professional General Artist
This is actually my favorite photos of all of them, I love Hyena's they are such awesome predators and so highly underestimated in the animal kingdom. their jaws are so powerful they can crush bone. If I remember right they have the strongest jaws in the world.
I also like it that their females are in charge. High levels of testosterone and all. Aside from them being cool though I also think they are beautiful and have to listen to people saying "ew" all around me as I shoot picture after picture. They aren't "cute" enough maybe? I love their coats, I love their faces. There's intelligence there when they look at you.
FrankORourkeFeatured By OwnerJan 17, 2011Professional General Artist
People just say ewww because they knoww them as just Scavengers. They've never really known their hunting side. they are highly intelligent hunters. some may say their hunting instinct rivals that of the Lion.
Not to mention the way they are proportioned pretty much shows you just how strong they really are. they play pretend cowards. But, just like Starscream it's all show until you turn you back. Then your ass is dead.