Indranil Dutta

Camera: Nikon Z9

Lens: Nikkor 500 mm F4 ED VR

Aperture: F5

Shutter speed: 1/3200 Sec

ISO: 400

Description: Marabou storks fighting over the windpipe of a wildebeest for breakfast

Story from behind the lens: A committee of vultures were feeding on a wildebeest carcass under the watchful eyes of 3 Marabou storks. 2 of these stocks joined the frenzy and got hold of the wind pipe of the wildebeest. They fought for several minutes as both of them would not give up on their favourite piece of meal. Finally the stork on the left gulped the whole piece of the windpipe and lay flat on the ground for 15-20 minutes. We assumed that the stork chocked on the meal and died as there was no movement. Finally, the winner got up and flew away.