Thursday, 23 September 2010

The Thief


The prey, an impala, was actually caught by the mother cheetah I posted a few days ago.
This lion we were watching was attracted by the screaming of the antelope and immediatly started walking towards the place of the hunt.
We followed the guy and saw the cheetah first, so we parked the jeep between both cats but, of course, the lion was not intimidated by our presence and stoled the prey at once.
MalaMala Game Reserve, South Africa

7 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Shame poor Cheetah, but sadly this so often happens. Diane

Mahon said...

I was afraid that this is your leg! ... Fortunately not!
A great photo of the king of animals, congratulations! bye !! :)

Stickup Artist said...

"The lion is the great image of the power of consciousness and energy." - Joseph Campbell

Joan Elizabeth said...

It must be amazing being so close to the action.

A and Y Ikeda said...

He looks so happy and is satisfied with fresh meat.
Great shot.

Francisca said...

So did this lion scare off the impala?

Linda said...

Amazing shot of the King!