Not as large or strong as lions and jaguars, hyenas are animals that often hunt or rob in packs if a dead body cannot be found. That makes their chances of success much higher.
Lonely hyenas are not easy to successfully feed. So, the lone hyena in this story surprised many people by tearing apart its rather large prey, the wildebeest.
The story takes place in Kenya, captured by Norwegian wildlife photographer while visiting Maasai Mara National Park.
The lone hyena follows the wildebeest, chasing its prey until the opportunity arises. It attacks its hind legs and waits for its prey to be injured before continuing to deliver a fatal blow.
The battle between the hunter and the prey lasts about 40 minutes when the prey outlasts the hunter many times. The blow to the wildebeest belly causes the prey to lose a lot of blood, exhausted and accept fate.
While the ill-fated wildebeest perished, its fellows still calmly grazed the surrounding grass. As for the hyena, it had a hearty meal beyond imagination.