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Africa Geographic Travel

Written by: Tim Smith of Lycaon Photography

It’s not very often that life or death unravels before your eyes, but on this particular afternoon at Erindi Private Game Reserve, a sub-adult chacma baboon was in a terrifying situation.
As we arrived at a pride of seven lions, a baboon leapt from a tree towards a lion, and bolted! This got our attention, and after the first chase we were hooked in for at least the next three hours. The sequence of photos is of the baboon’s decision to escape… and then his jaw-dropping indecisiveness.

Eyes fixed on each other, trying to read what the other will do…
The decision of escaping happened here, I guess the Baboon was sick and tired of throwing sticks and even it’s own faeces at lions.
Making a break for it.
Don’t you hate indecision

 

The escape artist wins the game of chicken.

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