Camera: Nikon Z5
Lens: Nikkor 200 - 500mm
Shutter speed: 1/500
Description: The Hippos Foot
Story from behind the lens: I was checking my Instagram stories over breakfast at camp, a close friend was also in the Mara, he shared a meeting point that also happend to be the "Hippo Point" we were looking for.
We navigated our way out of Talek and drove into a herd of Safari Cruisers surrounding the feast of the week, a huge Hippo that collapsed from an injury in a muddy puddle after losing a battle to a fellow Hippo.
The Hyenas being Hyenas got to the collapsed Hippo first but the Mara is full of surprises too and within no time being dead or alive the Hippo was being ripped apart by a pride of 6 to 8 Lions. Later some were still feasting away, some laying in the sun with their bellies sky high after filling themselves with lots Hippo steak 😋
Aound the Safari Cruisers was a perimeter of the scavenging Hyena heads in the tall grass awaiting the Lions to leave.
Hopefully the Lions left without eating the Hippos Foot 😝