June 6, 2014

Where the Antelope Play

Photograph by Chris Schmid, National Geographic Your Shot

"We were driving around the Savute plains in northern Botswana, searching for a group of lions that had killed a very young female impala a few minutes before," writes Your Shot member Chris Schmid. "After [we'd been] observing the lions, a group of impalas got my attention. A young male was jumping around just a few meters away from the lions that had just killed one of its kind. The contrast between life and death made this moment unique. The other impalas were observing the lions, but this young male didn't care one bit about them. He was just enjoying being alive."

Schmid's picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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72 comments
erbPIX™
erbPIX™

What better time to celebrate life than having just escaped death.

Adil Cevaz
Adil Cevaz

Fotoğrafcılar için ele geçmez bir kare

ellie may
ellie may

talk about kicking up your heels!

Alma Nani
Alma Nani

Amazing shot. Beautiful the way they dance!

Marwan Aoun
Marwan Aoun

I remembered the name: It's called stouting and is a behavior observed with Gazelles

Marwan Aoun
Marwan Aoun

Apparently, I've heard of this behaviour somewhere ... The Impala is jumping high just to send messages to the Lion that I am strong and fir so you can never catch me...instead the lion would concentrate on the other impalas... A nice tactic

santosh jain
santosh jain

Nice moment of understanding the value of  life...great pic

Pamela Allen
Pamela Allen

Avery good shot so sharp and great colour 

Tex Vel
Tex Vel

Now that's you call High Speed Shutter....Nice Good Action Picture!!

Aju Azeez
Aju Azeez

oh my goodness !! awesome pic.  Congratulations.....

Ibicella Lutae
Ibicella Lutae

"Schadenfreude! Making me feel glad that I'm not you!" 

Adrienne Clark
Adrienne Clark

Hey, antelopes photo bomb too! LOL Great shot! 

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