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Mongoose last stand, by guide Dylan Brandt. Photographed at Singita, South Africa. “The lions had separated a mongoose from the rest of its group, and in a desperate attempt to escape, found a pan of water to avoid the predators. The little mongoose perhaps realising the inevitable started something I really was not expecting: it ran up and down the front line of the lions staring at them, calling continuously and on occasions trying to bite any of the lions he was closest to at any moment.”

Dylan Brandt