Melonie Eva's "The Great Lion and African Wild Dog Show-Down"

Melonie Eva's "The Great Lion and African Wild Dog Show-Down"

It all started when we were scouting for a spot to have sundowners and photograph the sunset in Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve. Instead, we noticed a lioness and her cub basking in golden light on an ant hill, minding their own business.

Suddenly, 24 African wild dogs disrupted the scene. Chasing an impala, they raced straight towards us. The impala swerved behind us, to be met with the lioness and her cub. Instinct kicked in as quick as a flash and the lions joined in the hunt, pursuing a much-needed meal. The impala managed to get away by darting close to a safari vehicle behind us. Hot on its heels, the lioness was not so agile, however, and propelled by her own weight, collided into the back tyre of the vehicle.

But the chase was not over: the hunter became the hunted when the wild dogs turned on the lioness and her cub... Read more in Photo Tales

Story by Melonie Eva.


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