19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
One’s Pain is Another’s Gain

A Rüppell's Griffon vulture is killing a new-born zebra, and the zebra is struggling in pain. Vultures are scavengers, they eat dead animals and very rarely attack animals. I have been fortunate to have some opportunities to capture this rare action but it was shockingly unbelievable and incredibly difficult to watch and photograph that zebra. The last moment of the zebra, but at the same time the food allowed this endangered species to thrive and survive.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Pradip Kumar Naskar