Monique Adams

Camera: Canon R5

Lens: 400mm f2.8

Aperture: f6.3

Shutter speed: 1/2500

ISO: 320

Description: This hyena chased off two cheetah to bring down this topi.

Story from behind the lens: We watched two cheetah bring down a topi. Before they could completely kill the topi, a hyena chased them off. The topi tried to take the opportunity to run off during this altercation but the hyena was quick and managed to grab the topi. The image was taken at this point. It was gruesome to watch as the poor topi had broken its leg in the interim which prevented it from running off altogether and the hyena also began to feed from the topi before it was completely dead. The circle of life.

This was one of many amazing scenes we witnessed during our stay at Oltepesi camp in April of 2023.