They have forever been mortal enemies and never shirk the chance of a confrontation if they feel that the numbers were in their favour.
This particular afternoon I left Nossob camp in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and made my way north, stopping at the first waterhole. I waited for 30mins and nothing moved in the searing heat. I decided to drive further north to the Kwang Waterhole, and parked up in the shade. I was the only vehicle there and I noticed 2 young male lions on a carcass. They were too far for the 500mm even with a 2x converter, so I just watched and waited.
Suddenly from the right, 7 Hyenas appeared and made a bee-line to the 2 males, with a lot of snarling and cackling from the Hyenas, the Lions took flight and headed towards the Waterhole and right into the reach of my camera.