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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Staring down lions in Kruger National Park

Contrary to popular belief lions are not that fast. Consequently they often hunt their prey by laying low in the bush, waiting patiently and creeping closer to their target. Zebras will stand in a line and stare right at the lions to ensure they don't get closer. The lions simply wait and hope the zebras will "forget" they are there. If the zebras do, and turn away from the lions, the lions pounce. Game over.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: South Africa
Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Copyright: © John Nishida