Returning from a night's hunt empty-handed, an alpha male Coastal Dingo overlooks the sea atop a dune's crest. Asserting his dominance, he holds his head high and gently walks forward as the sun rises. Unshaken, he'll rest before setting out once more to find food for the pack.
The photo above was taken during a nine-month-long project working with Coastal Dingoes in northern NSW, Australia. Here, I worked directly with conservationists and locals to track a pack of 5 dingoes across the landscape and capture their daily behaviour. While monitoring, each Dingo was profiled accordingly to its characteristics and hierarchy. This is John, and he is the alpha male.[the_ad id="61677"]