The Kill

This past year I went on safari in Tanzania’s Serengeti and was lucky enough see a kill. I like zebra’s but I also like lions and they have to eat some how. What made this hunt exciting is that the collared lion used our vehicle as a blind to hide behind. The lioness started her run at the watering zebras from behind our car in order to mask her charge. She was at top speed when she emerged into the open. The zebras began to flee from the water in an angle perpendicular to that of the lioness charge. If she would have chased one of them she would lose speed in turning to adjust her angle. Luckily for her one zebra turned away from her thus cutting its speed and aligning itself with her charge.

Once she took the zebra down the other two lionesses joined to help finish the job.

July 27, 2010 - 7:39 pm

Nadine Maren Leonova - Great work!!!

August 11, 2010 - 9:41 am

Harry Staab - These are unbelievably cool photos. How lucky to catch this rare event! Amazing. Nick Whitney told me of you and your awesome safari last week.

December 24, 2011 - 11:22 am

Jeremy - No freakin way. So amazing. Cant believe you had the priviledge to see that.
Great shots.

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