Nashipae Wilde

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: 70mm

Aperture: f/8.0

Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec

ISO: 6400

Description: Dispelling the myth the dominant male does not lead the hunt

Story from behind the lens: Storms are the perfect conditions for Lions to hunt, the noise distracts the prey. The Buffalo were enjoying wallowing in the marsh area when a storm rolled in. The whole Lion marsh pride including the dominant males and cubs surrounded the pool. Most of the herd escaped apart from one Buffalo. The pride surrounded it and the Lionesses jumped from the edge onto the Buffalos back but it threw them off nearly spearing one of them with its horns. After half an hour of Lioness attempts to strangle the angry Buffalo, Half tail the dominant male leaped onto to its back biting down hard. He used his weight to pull the Buffalo under the water suffocating it.