Nature is definitely a tough place to live, especially when you’re a new born calf surrounded by the most lethal predators. In a series of heartbreaking photos, an amateur photographer captured the moment a desperate giraffe is trying to save her one-day-old baby from a lion attack
Ramachandiran Govindaraj from India, witnessed the heart-wrenching scene while visiting the Masai Mara National Reserve in Africa. The giraffe and calf duo was initially trying to escape from a hyena attack, and they even did it eventually.
From a distance we noticed the giraffe standing and looking down, but when we reach there, we realised that a hyena was trying to attack the baby of the giraffe,” the 31-year-old photographer said. “After 30 minutes, the hyena gave up and the mother took her baby deep into the savannah. But she didn’t know that there was a lioness hiding there.”
Unfortunately for the tiny calf, the mom’s desperate attempts to save it, once again, was all in vain. The lioness’ perseverance eventually paid off, despite the mother giraffe’s bravery and nature followed, once again, its cruel course.
“Once the lioness reached a safe distance to charge, she ambushed the baby,” Ramachandiran Govindaraj recalls. “The mother was helpless even though it happened under her strong legs.”