Reader Nicholas Arand sent a sequence that he called “Natural selection in progress”. Trigger warning: death of a zebra. His notes:
I am sending you an amazing sequence of pictures I took some 6 years ago in a trip to the Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa.
It was about 06:00 am, so the lighting condition was not great: that’s why the action photos are very blurry. In any case we were amazingly lucky to be there to watch two lionesses successfully hunting down a Zebra. Our guide, who was driving tourists thought the park almost every day for about 5 years, told us he had never seen a successful hunt before.
There was a group of zebras in the left side of our road and we could spot one lioness observing the group. The other lioness was in the other side of the road, just laying down.
The first lion starts chasing this very fat Zebra (according to the guide she was surely pregnant), it crosses the road just in front of us, and the second lions just traps her. Amazing coordination between the two of them.