The stalk, the chase, the capture

Posted on December 7, 2008

Just a few days ago we were very lucky to witness the Hlaba Nkunzi female catching a new baby impala

It is Christmas at the moment for all the cats in the bush. There are uncountable amounts of baby impalas running around.

I was lucky enough to be in the right spot at the right moment to capture this rare and exciting moment on camera.
The StalkTrying to EscapeThe ChaseTrippingCaughtThe Neck BiteGame OverPetrified

8 thoughts on “The stalk, the chase, the capture

  1. The pictures remind me of the following; THE ESSENCE OF SURVIVAL–"Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed…Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether your a lion or a gazelle…When the sun comes up you’d better be running…

  2. Dear Hannes, Indeed Christmas time. Just lisening to Chris Rea "Driving home for Christmas. The first picture looks like a puzzle. The best one for me despite the fact that the animals are so well camouflaged

  3. The last pictures breaks my heart – when I judge this by my sense it’s natural circle of wild life, but I’m sensual and can’t take a look at it again! No doubt – you capture very rare moment Hannes, but I have to say – thanks God I had no chance to be a witness of such a dramatic scene!

  4. Dear Hannes

    Could you post some pictures of some hungry little baby leopards, just to balance out the situation for the sensitive amongst us?!

    Sensational action shots, can’t be denied.


  5. Well done Hannes!!! You have gold here. I can’t help to be jealous about this series and probably every wildlife photographer out there would be. Post it on outdoorphoto. I am sure bunty007 will have lots to say, since he loves to photograph these cats so much.
    Jaco Becker
    Head Ranger
    Madikwe Hills

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