Photograph: Anup Shah/Wild Planet
Another stunning shot in our week in wildlife series:
At the centre of Tanzania’s Ngorongoro crater is Lake Makat, a shallow warm soda lake. Spirulina algae bloom in the lake in vast numbers, attracting lesser flamingos in their thousands to come and feed. The birds in turn attract predators such as hyenas and golden jackals. Photographer Anup Shah watched this jackal target a bird, then accelerate to pursue it, alarming the rest of the flock, which took off in a flurry of wings and legs.