13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Staring down lions in Kruger National Park
Contrary to popular belief lions are not that fast. Consequently they often hunt their prey by laying low in the bush, waiting patiently and creeping closer to their target. Zebras will stand in a line and stare right at the lions to ensure they don't get closer. The lions simply wait and hope the zebras will "forget" they are there. If the zebras do, and turn away from the lions, the lions pounce. Game over.
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||Nov. 24, 2015, 2:17 p.m.
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