Sensitivity Alert – Some people might find some of these photos upsetting.
The second wildebeest crossing took place early in the morning on our second day. It was at an area called the Peninsula which was only a few minutes from our camp.
Like before, once one wildebeest starts across, everyone else follows. And this time there is danger lurking in the water – crocodiles.
Like before, once one wildebeest starts across, everyone else follows. And it is very chaotic. This time there is danger lurking in the water – crocodiles.
One of the wildebeest was attacked first by one crocodile and then another joined in. Surprisingly, the wildebeest escaped but it was badly injured. One of its rear legs was broken.
I don’t know which is harder to see – a wildebeest killed by a crocodile or an injured, suffering wildebeest knowing it will not survive for very long before being attacked by another predator.
4 Replies to “Wildebeest Crossing #2”
I absolutely love your photos, sis! So glad I get to enjoy them. It’s like being on the journey with you!
What a wonderful shot to say nothing of the experience.
Scenes like this can be heart-wrenching, and nature may seem cruel at times, but unlike with us humans there’s no malice behind what transpired. Eat and be eaten is the law of the jungle. I can even feel sorry for the crocodiles who did all the hard work and now have to look on while another predator enjoys the fruit of their labour.
So very true.