Roy Mangersnes - Raw nature

Roy Mangersnes - Raw nature

Last autumn, running a photographic workshop in Botswana I witnessed this Chacma Baboon eating a young Impala in the Okovango Delta. I didn't see the kill, but just watching the feast was rather intense. Several Baboons were fighting over the carcass. According to Victor the guide, this was a very rare sight. In ten years he only saw Baboons eat meat twice, and both times it was a small prey. Nature can be cruel, but in the end nature is fascinating!

Location: Okavango, Botswana

Posted on 02.05.2012
Photo info - 13.11.2011: NIKON D3S, 700 mm, ISO 1250, f 5.6, 1/2500 sec
Tags: Chacma Baboon Impala Botswana Wildlife Behaviour Roy Mangersnes wildlife photography
Roy Mangersnes - Raw nature

Roy Mangersnes - Raw nature

Last autumn, running a photographic workshop in Botswana I witnessed this Chacma Baboon eating a young Impala in the Okovango Delta. I didn't see the kill, but just watching the feast was rather intense. Several Baboons were fighting over the carcass. According to Victor the guide, this was a very rare sight. In ten years he only saw Baboons eat meat twice, and both times it was a small prey. Nature can be cruel, but in the end nature is fascinating!

Location: Okavango, Botswana

Posted on 02.05.2012
Photo info - 13.11.2011: NIKON D3S, 700 mm, ISO 1250, f 5.6, 1/2500 sec
Tags: Chacma Baboon Impala Botswana Wildlife Behaviour Roy Mangersnes wildlife photography