Wild Dog Feast, Botswana

Photograph by Chris Johns

Back from a kill, Bell, the breeding female of her pack, is greeted by 11 pups, anxious to nurse and beg a meal of regurgitated meat. African wild dogs dote on their young; this eight-week-old brood was left in the care of a pack baby-sitter—an older brother or sister—while mother hunted."

(From "Africa's Wild Dogs," May 1999, National Geographic magazine)