Phera Jai

Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV

Lens: Canon 100-400mm

Aperture: f 5.6

Shutter speed: 1/2000

ISO: 6400

Description: Male Lion killing Hyena

Story from behind the lens: We watched 2 of the Ilkisiesiu pride in Naboisho Conservancy patrolling their territory and came across a hyena who was scavenging on a bone. Suddenly into stalk mode, the lead lion stalked the unsuspecting hyena and went for it! The lion had the hyena pinned down for about 15 minutes trying to suffocate and kill it. The second lion came and gave the hyena a bit of a rough time and left. Both male lions left, I though this poor hyena was done for, but surprisingly it got itself up within a few minutes and staggered away, thankfully as the entire pride was on the otherside of the bogani! A new found respect for hyenas! I've been visiting the Mara for over 30 years, and this was a first!