Kalahari lion and a ground squirrel

Kalahari lion and ground squirrel

 
The Kalahari lions have this aura about them. Big, black-maned aggressive lions that fight all odds in order to survive in the harsh dry Kalahari, are tough, resilient, no-nonsense kind of lions. I followed this male from before sunup, while he roared and went about marking his highly-contested territory. He stops mid-stride, puts his head down in the grass and starts digging. This went on for some time with me still completely oblivious to what the final outcome could be. I was about to give up when he finally lifted his majestic head and there, struggling between his teeth, was a mere scrap of a ground squirrel.

And then he just simply tilted his head back, swallowed the tiny morsel whole, and kept on walking.

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