Final instalment of the hunting lions.
The marsh pride had developed an interest in hunting elephant the previous year but soon found their chances of success were minimal except during a narrow window at the driest, hottest part of the year when the elephants were at their weakest. Even then, they needed everything in their favour. Their first dilemma was selecting an appropriate target. Young calves were easier to bring down but would be vigorously defended by the rest of the herd. Older males were more likely to be on their own but their greater size and strength were much more challenging
The sweet spot (for want of a better phrase) was teenage males who had left the herd relatively early but the only elephant I saw them successfully bring down in daylight I estimated was almost in his 20s.
The elephant in this picture was more fortunate. Although straggling behind the rest of the herd and having received the shock of its young life when the lions attacked, it managed to catch up with its relatives in a matter of seconds and the herd's combined clout was more than enough to make the lions abort the hunt.
It can be a highly emotive experience watching any animal hunt another, especially when the prey possesses the obvious intelligence of an elephant, but for those who feel an innate conviction that this behaviour is somehow unnatural it is worth remembering that a single elephant can provide food for a pride of 13 lions that will last a week. And there are over 20 times more elephants than lions in Africa.
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Surrounded by the Baltic Sea, this 53 m above sea level lighthouse is definitely a must if you are heading to Saaremaa. We are leaving the island and can’t wait to go back for the summer for some extra activities and some cycling too! The road trip in the island was one of the best road trips ever. Foxes and deers crossing the road, cows and nature all around. Things that would definitely not disappoint you!
Mau tau gimana caranya main bola tapi ga bikin cape? Kaya gini nih, dapet mini Games bola ini dari @chupachupsid, main bola ga pake kaki dan ga bikin cape. ⚽😄 Asyik bgt Hampers nya dari chupachups ini, selain ada mini games, ada juga permen Chupa Chups Sour Bites & Sour Belts, jadi bisa dimakan sambil mainin gamesnya . Mainnya tambah makin seru!! .
Anyway, kalian juga bisa dapetin hampers ini dengan ikutan activity 2 mingguan di #AwsemFunBiWeekly , kalian bisa follow dan kepoin Instagramnya @ChupaChupsID karena disitu juga ada games yang hadiahnya menarik bgt seperti, 2 kamera mirrorless Sony A5100, 2 Mirrorless Fujifilm Xa3, 2 Nintendo switch, dan 2 Samsung A7. jangan lupa juga kepoin microsite nya : awsemfun.chupachups.co.id ya. Have fun guys!!
Хочется незахламленных горизонтов и босиком ходить.
Хочется запахов воды и соли, и трав откуда-то доносящихся.
Хочется ветра в лицо и в голове.
И чтобы завтра был новый день, а не по будильнику.
Жизни, жизни хочется...
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