A lioness successfully attacks, captures, kills and eats a stork.
Location: Maasai Mara, Kenya
Photographer: Jorge Alesanco – he is the owner of safari park Cheetah Tented Camp in Maasai Mara
Lioness’s name: Zama
The lioness has cubs and she was hunting to sustain herself to be able to feed them. She stalked the birds. They all escaped bar one. Zama had been injured and was unable to hunt her usual, preferred prey such as warthogs and antelopes. Hyenas stole her prey. She had to modify her behavior and hunt different prey. Lions are very resourceful and fine hunters. The best bird hunter (in flight!) are caracals. They frequently catch them in flight as they are the best jumper, pound for pound, amongst all the wild cat species.
When the wildebeest migration starts prey should be easier to come by for Zama.