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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Natural Acrobat

A Caracal hunting Sand-grouse in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The Caracal would wait for the Sand-grouse to approach the waterhole and the strike with lightning quick reactions. This Sand-grouse barely escaped. The previous bird was not so lucky.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: South Africa
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Gerhardt Theron