Fly and bracken unfurled
Dwarf mongoose in shelter
A dwarf mongoose (Helogale parvula) resting in dappled shade, on the edge of Kruger National Park, South Africa. Ever exposed to risk from both the ground and air, these diminuitive social mongooses rarely settle. Seeking an intimate portrait framed in their context, I followed this pack on foot. This inquisitive character settled in a protected spot while the light was still warm, and stared out through the scrub to get the measure of me. A single exposure in natural light.