18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Predator versus Predator

This is a rare moment where a Black-backed Jackal is being eaten by an African Leopard. On top of the 'predator vs predator' scenario, Jackals rarely fall prey to large members of the feline family, including Leopards. To catch such a cautious and cunning animal, the hunter will have to show a tremendous amount of agility, strategic thinking, and above all, tons of patience

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Maasai Mara, Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS 5DS R
Copyright: © Lakshitha Karunarathna