Caught in the act
I am sure you were all enthralled by the recent shots of a male lion with a hyena clamped in his jaw. A truly awesome capture. The reality is that action shots like that are few and far between. Snapshot Serengeti has had only a handful in the millions of images that have been classified to date.
So when Karen and Deon Scheepers caught the following action on camera trap on the nature reserve in South Africa where I used to live I just had to share it with you;
What a capture… a leopard on the hunt. The out come was unknown, reserve staff looked for a carcass but didn’t find anything. To think I used to walk those trails every day, I wonder how many times a leopard walked out behind me!
Thanks Karen and Deon Scheepers for sharing these shots.
There were two other images, ASG0015gxe and ASG0015gwz which have a lion/jackal kill. They are not nearly so dramatic as the one with the hyena but you can tell the jackal is hanging in someone’s mouth! Amazing both kills evidenced in the same season. That must have been eerie for you to see those pics after having used those trails. Sometimes I guess it is best not to know what is lurking in the bushes. It could cause nightmares.