A Sighting to Remeber

Fearing that words will not do justice to the adrenaline packed morning we viewed on this day; I have decided to share a series of images rather than a story from the sighting, in hope that it will do it justice.  A truly incredible raw moment captured in true African wilderness!

tail (11 of 11)

Lioness of the pride of nine with their kill

tail (10 of 11)

Hyena’s watching over the lioness as she feeds, and elephant digging and drinking in the Majali River bed


tail (8 of 11)

Elephant disturbed by the laughing of the hyena as it steals the lions kill


tail (5 of 11)

Hyena gets help from the rest of the pack to drag the kill away from the lions


tail (4 of 11)

The rest of the herd race down to the river bed to join all the commotion, trumpeting and kicking dust


tail (3 of 11)

Elephants = peace makers, Lioness = victim and hyena’s = culprit


tail (6 of 11)

Despite there being not much food left, the lioness retaliates and takes her kill back for a brief moment. The elephants try to move the lions and the hyenas out of their river bed by charging them.


tail (2 of 11)

Elephant charging the pack of hyena


tail (1 of 1)-2

Black backed jackals arrive at the scene to get their share


tail (1 of 1)

… As do the white backed vultures


tail (7 of 11)

Hyena’s enjoy their victory


tail (1 of 11)

Every last mouth fill displayed a battle between two arch enemies in the bush


By Ruth Nussbaum


7 Responses to “ “A Sighting to Remeber”

  1. Andrew Howard says:

    Wow, fantastic sighting.

  2. Zendré says:

    Ruth, what a great mini documentary!

  3. gayle says:

    Ruth, this is absolutely amazing. You’ve done the excitement justice!

  4. Zarah says:

    well captured… felt like i was there for just a moment. must have been an incredible morning!

  5. Salven says:

    Wow. Hope to be in the presence of such a scene some day.

Leave a Reply