rare images from wildlife photography
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Rare images from Wildlife Photography
Life in the wild isnt as easy going though, as
this python in Sabi Sands, South Africa,
found out when a leopard
pulled it out of a tree and
ate itby Villiers
Life in the wild really is red in tooth and tusk.. as this buffalo discovered when it unwisely butted an elephant. The killer
elephant, in Masai Mara, Kenya, impaled the
unfortunate beast on its tusks, lifting the 500kg
buffalo high into the air, before dropping its lifeless body again.
Picture: Kim Murer/Caters
Just hanging out in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda, famed for its tree climbing lions. by Mary Lynn Campbell
A dramatic standoff between a jackal and a vulture who brazenly attempted to steal his snack, a wildebeest bone. The jackal thought he had lunch sorted when, out of nowhere, a vulture descended from the sky and attempted to snatch the bone from him. The vulture tried its best to intimidate the jackal
with its towering wings, but ultimately failed as the jackal clung onto the bone. by Ingo Gerlach Photography Website
Acrobatic Elephants of
Mana Pools in Zimbabwe, Botswana
by Ken Watkins Photography
A leopard cub plays with its moms tail at Londolozi Private Game Reserve in South Africa. by Sergey Gorshkov Photography
Elephant calf standing tall in Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa by specialist photography guide Jacques Matthysen.
Three Headed Giraffe, Kenya by Tony Murtagh
Homer Eagle Take Off Homer Alaskaby Buck Shreck/Bucks Wildlife Photography
Happy Dancing Giraffesby Matt West Photography
Lion cub waltz danceby Wim Van Den Heever
A Stellers sea eagle steals a golden eagles prey in Kamchatka, RussiaPicture: Igor Shpilenok / Barcroft Media
A family of Japanese macaques huddle together for warmth in the mountains of Jigokudani, Nagano, JapanPicture: Ade Photography/Solent News & Photo Agency
Monkey Synchronised Jump by wildlife photographer Marina Cano.
Laughing LionsBig Cats always look so funny when you catch a pic of them mid-yawn.
by Joe Martinic Photography
Photographer Adhi Prayoga took this photo of a dragonfly being attacked by 2 ants on a stem of grass in Rembiga, Mataram, Indonesia. Eventually, but not without a struggle, the dragonfly managed to escape unscathed.
Higgins the Rescue Staffiejumping for snowballs
by Andy Rouse
Giraffe Love at Copenhagen Zoo
by Peter Hausner Hansen Photography
The Tail End A Playful young Leopard cub attacking his moms tail, these are the special moments we hope for while on Safari.
by Andrew Schoeman Photography
Tender moment between Malaika the female Hitch-hiking Cheetah and her cub. Masai Mara National Reserve , Kenya
by Sanjeev Bhor
Red Fox catching mouse under snow. With his exceptional hearing a red fox has targeted a mouse hidden under 2 feet of crusted snow. by Michael Eastman
The very rare sight of a pride of lions successfully bringing down an elephant in broad daylight. Only a handful of lion prides in Africa are know to have taught
themselves to actively hunt elephants. About 12 lions including cubs were present. They waited calmly in the shade while this lion in this picture attacked.
by Ed Hetherington Photography
American photographer Randy Rimland captured a male lion cub seeming to smile for the camera at the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia. There is a surprising similarity to the wide grin of Carry On actor Sid James. Picture: Newsteam/PA
Lioness & Cub, Den Move by Rahul Matthan
This is the moment an unlucky bird was plucked from mid-air by a sparrowhawk. The scene was caught on camera by photographer Margitta
Schuff Thomann at the Isola Della Cona nature reserve in Italy.
A tiny mouse makes a bid for freedom as a hungry owl swoops down behind it. Photographer Roman Lobanov captured the huge owl swooping down behind the tiny mouse before pouncing on the unlucky rodent and
flying off with its prey, in Rybinsk, Russia.
Photographer Scott Cromwell captured the split-second moment when a chameleon went in for the kill. Mr Cromwell watched as Geoffrey, a 17-month-
old chameleon released his tongue towards a mantis and hit it straight on.
University student Morgan Trimble photographed this shoebill trying to eat her camera tripod after being released into the wild. The
bird had been hand-reared in captivity by conservationists
since it was rescued from poachers as a chick.
Two polar bear cubs play tug of war with bowhead whale skin at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in North Slope, Alaska.
Picture: Steven Kazlowski / Barcroft Media
Ant Tower !!In a bid to make an escape
from a bird cage, a 10-strong army of ants link up to turn
themselves into a ladder. The insects climbed on top of each
other to form a tower to try and reach the top of the cage.
Indonesian photographer Fahmi Bhs captured the antics
near his home in Jakarta.
Traffic comes to a standstill as two lions decide to roll around in the middle of a road on the edge of the Nairobi National Park in Kenya. Commuters were forced to watch the ten-minute display, before the lions left the road. Picture: Gareth Jones
These protective lionesses refuse to take it LION down when a male approaches their cubs, and all hell breaks loose among the pride in the Mara Triangle, within the heart of the Masai Mara in Kenya, Africa.
Im ready for my close-up Bantu, a lion cub born in Columbia, checks out the interest. Photo: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images
Time For A Nap!!!Photographer : Pat Ulrich
Love At First Sight!!!!Photographer : Dino Odoardo Giberton
Kingfisher Triumphant Splash!Photo : Danny Green / Rex Features
Polar Bear Playfightby Alexey Tishchenko
A jackal and a vulture fight for food in the Giants Castle Nature Reserve in the Drakensberg region of South Africa. Wildlife photographer Mitchell Krog captured the fighting as the creatures scrapped over scattered bones
Mitchell Krog also captured a group of black-backed jackals that arrived on top of the mountain in the late afternoon to come and steal the meaty
bones that were placed out for the vultures.
An African fishing eagle catches a fish in Lake Baringo, KenyaPicture: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images
Feeding Giraffe, Masai Mara, Kenyaby Rainer Tewes
Bears are increasingly coming out of the forest in search of food. This one made for a remote train station, believed to be Tarbinskaya in Krasnoyarsk region. The creature lunged at the station window, protected by metal bars.
Thirsty CubsThe Nkuhuma Pride of Lions in the Manyaleti Game Reserve Quenching
Thirst Aftaer Feasting on a Zebra Kill by Andrew Schoeman Photography
Balancing Act !!Wildlife photographer Brian Matthewss photo of a fearsome Komodo
dragon seeming to balance on two feet
Smiley Face !!The brightly
decorated peacock spider much like
his feathered namesake uses
color to show off to the female of the
species. Its markings appear to
form a face including eyes, nose, a mouth and even ginger hair which is unique to this species, called Maratus speciosus. The tiny spiders are only about four to five millimetres in
length.Picture: JURGEN OTTO / CATERS
Two brown bears appear to be gossiping as they play in the snow at the Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany
Picture: SVEN HOPPE/AFP/Getty Images
Surfs up !!Dolphins surf along a wave during day three of the Association of Surfing
Professionals World Tour event in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. by Nic Bothma
Its shark week somewhere !! A great white shark breaches while hunting its favorite food, the Cape fur seal. by Daren Fentiman / Zuma Press
Ugandan Elephant with a dancing bird on its back..by Jonothan Hen-Boisen
A lion takes a leap in the Masai Mara National Park, Kenyaby Charlotte Rhodes
A hungry leopard dived into a muddy
watering-hole to catch a fish and
emerged completely covered in mud. The
leopard looked almost completely
unrecognisable, as it climbed out of the waterhole spotless
and caked in mud at Leopard Hills, a
private game reserve in South Africa.Picture: Hugo Breed/Pride