In a fascinating encounter captured by photographer Mark Nicholson, an elephant steals the spotlight as it photobombs a lion feasting on a buffalo carcass in Zambia.
Mark, who shares his stunning photographs on Instagram (@marknicholson83), was observing a pack of lions devouring a buffalo kill when the unexpected visitor, a passing bull elephant, made its way into the frame.
“The male lions had killed a buffalo during the night, and we found them feeding on it in the morning,” Mark shared with NeedToKnow.co.uk.
As the photographer observed the lions, the elephant approached them, presenting an exciting photographic opportunity. Mark recognized the significance of being in the right place at the right time.
One captivating image depicts two lions relishing their meal while the curious elephant peeks at their feast. Another angle showcases the photobomb moment, with the lions chomping on the buffalo’s remains, while the elephant looms in the background. In a close-up shot, one lion is captured in the midst of its satisfying meal, displaying its formidable teeth and powerful presence.
This playful photobomb captures a unique and memorable interaction between these majestic creatures, reminding us of the wonders of wildlife photography and the unpredictable beauty of nature.