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Regrann from @tinmanlee - What happened when a beaver and a bear ran into each other? They looked at each other, 20 feet between them, both frozen for a second. The bear then dashed and jumped to mid air and swung his paw, smashing the beaver deep into the mud flat. A high-pitch loud scream penetrated the silence of this remote beach next to an ancient spruce forest in Alaska. Blood. The sound of death. My jaw dropped. I thought that’s the end of action. Then out of nowhere, at least 10 bears instantly emerged from within a mile like telepathy, walking out from the forest, or getting closer from the beach, all smelling the blood, including the biggest bear, probably the “king” of the area. His stance was menacing, and he came with his new mate right next to him. I guess he wanted to impress the queen, so he started to charge at this bear with the beaver (which means also towards my direction, at full speed, which was faster that Usain Bolt), while the other bears followed him. Seemed like a deadly fight was imminent. The bear with beaver looked at the beaver under his claws, then looked at the incoming “king” from afar, then to the beaver again. I was expecting a full on collision with both of them on hind legs fighting. In the very last moment, when the king was sprinting to within 30 feet, this bear made a quick decision. He grabbed the beaver and ran for his life, constantly looking over his shoulder to see if the king had caught up with him, swinging the body of the beaver up and down while running. 600mm, f/5.6, 1/1000s, ISO 1600. Alaska. We held our ground and didn't move, while these bears ran among us, at times circling us. So close I could feel the ground shaking like an earthquake. - #regrann

He Who Greets With Fire - 📽 by @natgeo from the doc Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas

Notoriously Opportunistic - 📸 by Yufani Olaya - From the NatGeo blog: Olaya told him that “out of nowhere the bat just flew directly into the mouth of the toad, which almost seemed to be sitting with its mouth wide open. " - He wrote: “With toad-like reflexes, this cane toad was able to snatch the unsuspecting bat right out of the air as it flew too close to the ground, and apparently directly at the toad’s awaiting mouth.” So, did the toad finally get those wings in its mouth? - According to Olaya, no. The toad finally gave up and spat it out. While Olaya at first thought the bat was dead, he said it slowly recovered and was able to fly away. I’m sure it won’t make that mistake again.

I don't know what these bears are fighting over, but I know it's not money - Regrann from @o.baa

Temper Tantrum - 📸 by @hannes_lochner

"Yup, that's me! You're probably wondering how I ended up in this situation... " - Regrann from @bence_mate_photography ------------------------------- Place: Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary Date: 2008.07.09. Species: European Roller

Coin Flip - 📽 by @natgeowild

Not Quite - 📸 by Franco Mottironi

Death Is A Part Of Life

Gotcha! Owl Takes Hawk

No Dentist 📸 by @markdumbletonphoto


Gravity Feed 📸 by @uli_wildlife - Leopard from the amazing Tuskphoto Safari In Botswana. At the first morning we had an incredible sighting with a leopard kill hanging down the tree

Any Last Words? - Starlings are (assholes) an invasive species, so don't feel bad for it. At all. That hawk is doing God's work

Grab And Go I removed the audio, it added nothing.

Food Fight - 📸 by Reinhart Radke

You're Just Food For Something Bigger - 📸 by @eaglejon

International Acrobat The caracal is a medium sized cat, however its size appears to make little difference on what they hunt. Scientists have found dead ostriches with caracal tooth-marks in them, meaning that the caracal is fast enough to outrun and catch an ostrich, and strong enough to overpower it and kill it

Regrann from @alexjamesjordan What an incredible morning watching the Tamboti female catch an impala lamb. A hyena appeared and she was flushed up a nearby tree before settling up to feed on her newly caught meal