A deadly game of buckaroo: Wildebeest tries to shake off lioness, but is no match for the murderer … who feeds the doomed animal for her cubs
- The female surprised the wildebeest at a well in Botswana and jumped up to subdue the other animal
- She sought help from a fellow lioness and finally brought down the wildebeest and fed it to her cubs
- The photos were taken by Sue Morris from Hampshire in the UK during a safari trip in Nxai Pan National Park
A lioness took a wildebeest in a deadly game of buckaroo in a national park in Botswana.
The female surprised the other animal in a well, jumped on his back and tried to lower her teeth into the flesh of the beast.
At one point she called for help from a fellow lioness as they tried to capture the wildebeest between them.
After a two-minute struggle, the wildebeest was taken and the lioness fed the animal's carcass to its three hungry male cubs.
The photos were taken by Sue Morris, a photographer from Hampshire in the United Kingdom, during a safari trip in the Nxai Pan National Park in the South African nation.
& # 39; It was certainly a difficult thing to look at, but when I had seen the lion family in recent days, it was clear that the cubs needed a meal & she said.
& # 39; Seeing something like this up close and in daylight is very unusual and I had the privilege of documenting one of nature's greatest battles and experiencing the reality of what it takes to survive in the wild. & # 39;
At the top: A lioness jumps on the back of a wildebeest and holds onto her front legs while she tries to subdue the animal
Lowered: the face of the wildebeest is hidden by a cloud of dust after the beast crashed by the lioness
Mouth wide open: the lioness is getting ready to lower her teeth into the wildebeest while the other animal desperately tries to escape
Two against one: one of the lionesses calls in help from another member of her kind while they attack the wildebeest together
During the chase: the full-length lioness lounging at the gnu, grasping the back of the other animal
Jumping: the lioness lifts all four of her legs off the ground while she jumps up and tries to bite the bees from the wildebeest
Staring to death: The lioness is holding her paws, with the wildebeest out of balance while trying to shake the predator
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