lion on a kill

A Dinner Party in the Bushveld

We had the perfect example of a meal in the wilds of South Africa.

The Lions made the kill, but as we watched them gorge themselves, we also took note of the other characters gathering for the party.

female lions on a kill

First to arrive: female lions who probably made the kill

juvenile males eats from the carcass
A juvenile male is still eating his fill
A hyena waits in the shade
A hyena waits for his turn at the carcass in the shade
Side striped jackal
A side striped jackal waits on the periphery for a chance at the kill. He will have to wait until after the more powerful hyena
vultures wait
Vultures gather in a nearby tree creating a beacon for the scavenger community

 

All photos were shot with my Canon 5D MKIII with a 300mm lens in the Sabi Sands Reserve