Raw moment

Lara Jackson's Image

Lara spotted this female lion as it leapt upon a wildebeest. As she watched, the big cat began to eat its still-struggling prey. From a distance, Lara managed to capture the moment the lioness looked up at her with a piercing gaze, crimson blood dripping from its muzzle.

Lions can hunt alone, but females often hunt ungulates such as antelopes by working in groups. Hunting cooperatively increases their chances of catching prey in wide open grasslands

Behind the lens

Lara Jackson

Lara is a conservation biologist whose research has led her to the black rhino population in Kenya, Belizean rainforests, mouse lemurs in Madagascar and dolphins off the coast of Zanzibar. She is determined to use her camera as a voice for the voiceless and to tell the stories of those who work tirelessly to conserve some of the most endangered species on the planet.

Image details

  • Canon EOS 750D
  • Sigma 150–600mm f5–6.3 lens at 283mm
  • 1/400 sec at f5.6  •   ISO 500
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