The African wild serval cat is renowned for having an exceptional aptitude for blending in with the thick vegetation of the African savanna as it sneaks up on its prey. The moment of the serval cat’s excellent hiding skill when hunting in Masai Mara is spotted.
During a recent excursion in the Masai Mara in Kenya, this particular serval cat managed to make itself virtually impossible to locate.
Ingo Gerlach, a 64-year-old German wildlife photographer, captured this image of it hidden in the background on a recent trip to the game reserve.
“Before I eventually saw the serval, my guide John pretty much detailed every blade of grass,” according to Mr. Gerlach.
“I was able to take the first-ever photos of the serval because of its snout and John’s skilled eyes.”
“I have never been able to catch even a hint of a serval, let alone shoot images,” the traveler said of his previous trips to the Masai Mara.
After capturing the animal in the tall grass, Mr. Gerlach claims he was able to track it and get pictures of it with its prey, a wild chicken.
The serval cat is a native of sub-Saharan Africa, where it can be found in 35 nations. Its lengthy legs and neck have earned it the nickname “giraffe cat.”
Servals can jump up to 10 feet and have the longest legs and largest ears of any cat relative to their size. Servals are carnivores that pursue a variety of prey, including insects, rodents, birds, and fish. They prefer to hunt in long grass and thickets.