The manic games of young stoats (Mustela erminea) help them develop the killer skills they need to catch their prey. As rabbits are fast-moving, quick-turning, and ten times larger than the slim-lined stoats, the young kits must hone their skills early if they are to stand any chance of catching these relative giants.
with an incredible aerial display showing off its outrageous but cumbersome tail feathers. In fact, they are so cumbersome that the male can only stay airborne for a matter of seconds. But what wonderful seconds they are.
On Malgas Island in South Africa’s West Coast National Park, there are thousands of Cape gannet chicks that are safe from human interference. But there is no protection from the large white pelicans that swallow the poor chicks whole.