Thrilling Showdown Unfolds on the Maasai Mara Plains! Against All Odds, a Courageous Jackal Mother Forces a Tawny Eagle to Relinquish its Precious Prey, Snatching Her Precious Pup Back from the Jaws of Danger!
Photo by Ateeb Hussain
Ateeb Hussain, a seasoned wildlife photographer with a decade-long passion for capturing breathtaking moments, has made Dubai his base of operations. Hussain’s undying fascination with African fauna draws him to the continent time and again, seeking to refine his photography skills. Little did he know that 2021 would gift him an extraordinary encounter during his expedition to Kenya’s awe-inspiring Maasai Mara.
In the midst of their sojourn, Hussain and his accompanying group caught sight of a jackal mother anxiously traversing the untamed terrain, cradling her precious pup protectively in her jaws. Sensing the mother’s distress, they cautiously trailed her from a prudent distance, their vehicle serving as a discreet observer. What transpired next, however, would etch itself as one of the rarest and most awe-inspiring animal interactions Hussain had ever been privileged to witness.