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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Two wildebeest lock horns while escaping lions

During our visit to Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, we noticed a large herd of wildebeest grazing along one of the hills that make up the walls of the caldera. All of a sudden, the wildebeest started running down the hill, raising a storm of dust in the process. The reason for this became clear when looking up, we spotted a lion and a lioness coming out from behind a rock higher up on the hill. To make the scene even more dramatic, in the midst of the pandemonium, two wildebeest locked horns.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © G J