Mammals - Africaraw

Etosha National Park

Young male lions (Panthera leo) approached the drinking trough at Kalkheuvel (Etosha, Kamibia) for an early morning drink. One of the lions started to snarl down into the water and I thought he had been disturbed by his own reflection. He then sudenly dipped down into the water and pulled out this dead cat. He immediately lost interest in his find and tossed it aside. Closer analysis of the image shows dark spots and it appears to have been a drowned leopard cub (Panthera pardus)

Etosha National ParkLion Panthera leoNamibiacubdrinkingkalkheuvel waterholeleopard Panthera pardussunrise