This woolly necked stork (ciconia episcopus) has caught a frog for lunch, but the frog isn’t giving up without a fight. He’s blown himself up like a balloon, hoping the stork won’t be able to swallow him. My money is on the stork. With the point on that bill he can just stab the frog and watch him deflate. Unfortunately, the rest of the folks in my vehicle weren’t willing to hang around and see the end of the play.
Taken in Seregeti National Park
Panasonic Lumix FZ100 32x
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