20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Shrike's Prey

Shrike's are know to be ruthless killers. the most common phenomenon is they kill their prey by piercing through sharp and pointy objects, such as tree thorn. In this case a lemon tree thorn was used to pierce the House Gecko and it's head was eaten. Later Ants came for a free feast.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2020
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Teliamura, India
Copyright: © Pinak Paul