035. ‘COMBAT CHARGE’. Eland versus Wild Dogs. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
This large female eland, although not really a target for the pack of wild dogs, was protecting a newly born youngster, This animal was the focus of the wild dog. Try as they may, they could not finish the battle for the youngster. Sadly there was a long drawn-out kill that lasted several hours. Nature will take its course. Mesmerising to watch and photograph, but the inevitable final result was not pleasant viewing.