The Power Of Bones, Lions, And Hyenas
Living in the wild means survival of the fittest. You have to fight to the death, otherwise, you might not survive. Humans at large never witness these fights because we’re not living in the wild. It’s different for photographers. Panos Laskarakis was in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, photographing hunting in the wild. He said, “it started with dozens of powerful lions attacking buffaloes in the middle of the day. At this point, the scene was already a little difficult to capture as the attack was very intense and the fight between the lions and the buffaloes was dramatic, with a lot of blood and blood-curdling screams just before the kill! But this is normal, so this isn’t the reason I say it was the toughest.” But it didn’t end there. He said, “in the middle of the next night, the lions came under attack from almost 30 hyenas that were trying to steal the kill from them! The ferocity, the sounds of terror coming from everywhere, and the intense darkness made the shots very tough to get.” Luckily, the hyenas did not make their way to their camp and attack them (Vice).