Pictured: Image 3/4: The cat gets ready to pounce on the frog.
This wildcat stealthily approaches a pond to try and catch a frog for lunch - but is out of luck as it hops away in the nick of time. The cat sits on the edge of the pond and leans as far forward as he can to get close to the frog he spots underwater near the surface.
Cautiously, the wildcat watches the frog so he can strike at the perfect time - but the frog catches on and leaps away. The wildcat is forced to watch as his lunch jumps away from him right before his eyes and he leaves the pond in search of food elsewhere.
These pictures were taken at a pond in Orbec in Normandy, France, by photographer Gerard Lacz, 65. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.
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