The Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia is one of the hottest and most remote places on earth. The wildlife that lives there must be able to endure harsh summer temperatures and freezing cold winters.
The Australian dingo, over a long period of time, has found a way to live in such a harsh environment and photographing such a mysterious, adaptable and intelligent animal in a location like the Great Sandy Desert certainly is a challenge.
This particular morning, I was out and about before the sun had risen, seeing what wildlife was about as the desert was waking up. There was no wind at all, perfectly still, although very hot even without the sun showing itself yet. The desert birds were up and about heading off on their quest to find a drink of water to start the day.
I heard a howl in the distance which confirmed there were dingoes close by, this is just what I was hoping to hear! Quickly, I headed in that direction as I really wanted to find them before the sun had risen. It didn't take long, I could see something moving through the low spinifex and in just a matter of seconds there in front of me was a beautiful desert dingo.
Dingoes are very curious and will stay at a distance they are comfortable with while checking you out. This worked well for me on this particular occasion as the sun had just popped up over the horizon and I had always wanted to capture a dingo in a wider shot in the desert with the sun rising in the background.
I had captured a few images that I liked at that particular moment although, it wasn't until something caught the dingoes attention and he looked to his left that I knew I had captured the image I had in my mind for so long.