16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Killing bite

This female lioness had actually grabbed this wildebeest calf from the mother mid-birth. She then pulled it, still alive, behind the herd of wildebeest to try and entice the larger animals back towards her but they did not engage, finally she delivered this killing bite and this is that moment.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: In the wild, Kenya
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Lincoln Harris