Laughing Hyena by Nilesh Shah (12 images)

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A 'laughing' hyena grins just after eating its kill. The pleased looking scavenger bares its teeth, giving the appearance of a wide mouthed smile.

The young Indian Striped Hyena was pictured at Little Rann of Kutch, a desert habitat situated in the province of Gujarat. Cotton trader Nilesh Shah, 43, from Ahmedabad, who took the photos, said: "I had gone there for one of my expeditions - to picture animals in their natural habitat.
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