The lion catch impala. Lion can win. But impala had a lucky day.
The lion is a species in the cat family. Male lions have a prominent mane. A lion pride consists of a few adult males. the Lion inhabits grasslands and savannas. the lion has been depicted in sculptures and paintings.
The impala is a medium-sized antelope found in southern Africa. The impala may be gregarious. Three distinct social groups can be observed. The impala is found in woodlands.
Mr Atkinson had his finger on the shutter of his camera, This is poised for the moment. The impala was clamped firmly between the lion’s jaws. The encounter was over and the impala escaped.
But it wasn’t until Mr Atkinson reviewed. He could see how close the lion had been to success.
According to Mr Atkinson: ‘He said: ‘I was excited by the possibility of witnessing a hunt. Although it happens quite frequently that the prey animals catch sight of the lions, so I tried to temper my anticipation.
‘I found the lion perhaps thirty minutes earlier. When she caught sight of the impala coming toward her, she immediately flattened herself into a crouch.
‘I have seen lions hunting before, but to be in a position that allowed us to watch the whole event unfold before us was very unusual.’
‘Being able to see the minute details of the lioness’ claws, her failed grab and the way that the impala slipped right by was only fully revealed to me when I looked at the images afterwards.’
The Cape Town native had previously worked in Botswana as a wildlife guide for more than ten years. ‘I felt disappointment for the lion, in that she had missed her meal, but relieved for the impala. Seeing something as spectacular as this attempted hunt, is always exciting as a wildlife photographer.’
Source: Daily Mail