Wildlife photographer Aaron Baggenstos was in the suitable place on the proper time final week. On Could 9, Baggenstos was main a “Pumas of Patagonia” journey by his firm Aaron’s Picture Excursions, when he occurred upon an intense wildlife interplay—a mountain lion trying to take down a guanaco.

“I had the immense privilege of witnessing and filming one of the unforgettable occasions of my profession,” wrote Baggenstos in an Instagram put up. “This heart-pounding chase showcases an unimaginable show of talent, energy, and survival instincts as these two species interact in an age-old dance that epitomizes life within the wild. Put together to be amazed by this epic puma-guanaco hunt captured within the beautiful wilds of Patagonia.”

Baggenstos didn’t disclose the precise location of the place the footage was taken. The video exhibits a mountain lion leaping onto the again of the guanaco and trying to kill it with a chew to the neck. However the guanaco slams the lion down, rears again, and kicks its hooves out. Because the guanaco flees, the mountain lion pounces on it once more. However ultimately, the guanaco manages to flee.

In keeping with Nationwide Geographic, guanacos are associated to camels, llamas, and alpacas. The wild critters dwell within the excessive nation of the Ande Mountains in South America. They’re herbivores recognized to kind herds of as much as 50 people. Guanacos can weigh as much as 265 kilos, whereas mountain lions sometimes high out at round 220 kilos.

This latest incident is way from the primary time a guanaco has confronted off with a mountain lion. These movies present related interactions. Take pleasure in.

Watch a Guanaco Completely Thrash a Guanaco

Watch a Group of Mountain Lions Attempt to Take Down a Guanaco

Watch a Mountain Lion Attempt to Ambush Guanacos

Watch a Mountain Lion Efficiently Kill a Guanaco

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