A lioness killing a stork. Why lions are the most feared hunters in the world.
The hungry lioness stalking a flock of birds. Before It moved in for the kill and leaping up to grab her prey.
While some of the birds flap off in different directions. One was not so lucky. Stork ended up in the lion’s jaws. Jorge Alesanco captured the astonishing pictures. The 46-year-old started snapping when he saw the lioness, called Zama, looking for food for her cubs and moving in on the unsuspecting storks.
He said: ‘When I took the photos lioness Zama was going through a bad patch as she had a chest injury which made it difficult to hunt warthogs and antelopes and at night hyenas were a nightmare stealing her prey.
‘Her cubs were too weak and were becoming too skinny, but she managed to survive the rainy season by eating white storks to provide her cubs with milk.
‘The wildebeest great migration from Serengeti is almost here and Zama, the most amazing mother lioness, will face an easier season that will take her and her beloved cubs out of danger to become two strong young lions and a very proud mother.
‘As a naturalist I felt privileged to witness such an event.’