Stand-off in the wild

Stellenbosch-based wildlife photographer, Carlos Anselmo shared his image captured in the Etosha National Park.

Black-backed jackals and lappet-faced vultures often compete for the spoils at a carcass. Judging by the size of the left-over head, the animal was probably a young zebra, and it had attracted the attention of many scavengers. There was no sign of other predators, but the location was close to a waterhole, often visited by a large pride of lions.