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September 20, 2012

We were in the middle of a group of hungry hunting lions  in Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. They were hunting a group of zebras nearby………

Please click on photo for a much better view 🙂

The lion from my last post had just passed our Land Rover (without eating us!). She and a coupple of other lions were trying to get close to a group of zebras in front of us. But as you can see the zebras were very vigilant and aware of the chasing lions. They keep an eye on the nearest lion right in front of us.

Suddenly the leading lioness started the attack. But all the zebras succeeded to escape!

No lunch for the hungry lions this time 😦

But not far away from here we met another group of the many lions in Ngorogoro……..

To be continued

in a few  days!

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28 Comments leave one →
  1. September 21, 2012 7:39 am

    I am so enjoying these posts about your time in Africa, Truels. Lovely pics!

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    • September 24, 2012 5:17 pm

      I must admit, that I am a little proud to read, that an African like my photos from Africa 🙂

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  2. September 22, 2012 4:17 am

    I like this post, enjoyed this one appreciate it for posting .

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  3. September 22, 2012 10:02 am

    Great, indeed, great. I find Your photos and text very interesting.

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  4. September 22, 2012 10:52 pm

    Ha ha! Best blogpost title ever. 😀

    Glad to hear the zebras all escaped (and that you did, too!) I know lions need to eat, too, but it would still be hard to watch a zebra get killed.

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    • September 24, 2012 5:20 pm

      There are MANY zebras – enough for all the lions! – zebra is not an endangered animal :-). And remember, we humans eat the animals too!

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  5. September 24, 2012 2:13 pm

    That last picture is great. Good to hear the Zebras escaped, even if it is rough luck for the lions.

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    • September 24, 2012 5:22 pm

      The wildebeest in my next post from Tanzania was not that lucky! But the lions were 😉

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  6. September 25, 2012 9:37 am

    I know they also need to survive, but I’m happy for the zebras.

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    • September 27, 2012 6:58 pm

      There are so many zebras, tha the lions and other predators can not even threaten them!

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  7. September 26, 2012 8:40 am

    Very impressive images ! We call this “the jungle law” in French. Animals need to survive too, that’s right, and animals know how to choose their preys. The balance of nature, isn’t it ?

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    • September 27, 2012 7:01 pm

      Balance of nature is working here, I’m glad to say. We say “jungle law” here too, when it are the strongest creatures that survive…

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  8. September 26, 2012 11:56 am

    Det kan ikke være så enkelt å være byttedyr i det området. Det siste bildet var virkelig nydelig!

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    • September 27, 2012 7:03 pm

      Der er rigeligt af disse bytte-dyr. Og jeg tror egentlig bare, at rovdyrene holder bestanden lidt nede – og holder den sund, da det jo er de svageste dyr, de fanger.

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  9. September 26, 2012 8:40 pm

    Herlig bildeserie dette, Truels! Ser at du var heldigere enn meg nede i Ngorongorokrateret. Mer “liv”!

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    • September 27, 2012 7:04 pm

      Der var MASSER af liv. Det eneste dyr, vi gerne ville have set, men ikke så, var næsehorn. Hvordan var det anderledes, da du var der???

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      • September 27, 2012 9:40 pm

        I forhold til deg så vi få dyr, men mange biler som kjørte rundt! Vi fikk sett et enslig neshorn! Men, settinga mi var ikke fototur. I bilen var det kun jeg av åtte som var opptatt av det!

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        • September 27, 2012 9:55 pm

          Vi så også mange biler, som kørte rundt sammen og hvor chaufførerne snakkede sammen over radio/mobiler (med andre biler fra samme firma). Vi var med et lille firma fra Arusha, som kun havde få biler (5-6 tror jeg), det var en gammel Land Rover, og Sadi, som var chauffør og guide (jeg viser senere fotos af ham!) var et utroligt rart og behageligt menneske og en rigtig dygtig guide, som kunne se dyr, vi aldrig ville have fået øje på. Og han kørte sine egne veje og havde sine egne “hemmelige” steder. Og så boede vi meget primitivt i små telte, og maden lavede Isaac, den anden fyr, som var med i bilen, på et lille feltkøkken. Og vi var kun os 5 i bilen udover dem. Så det var en lille hyggelig gruppe, der havde det fint sammen. Og vi havde stor indflydelse på, hvad vi gjorde og så. Kan kun anbefale dette firma, hvis du (eller andre) skal på safari i Tanzania!

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  10. September 29, 2012 3:41 pm

    I really like the composition of the lion/zebra shot.

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  11. October 5, 2012 3:27 pm

    So … Zebras ? One of the best part of nature . When God drew them surely he was very peaceful and he sharpen his pencil complete !!!

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