These amazing images capture nature at work: a bobcat stalks a mallard from a snowbank while the duck swims in icy-cold water below.

Here are the incredible photos taken by Cindy Goeddel Photography:

The bobcat lurks on the snowy bank just above the duck, waiting for the right moment to make its move.

The bobcat strikes from above, dive-bombing into ice-cold water right on top of its prey.

The duck never saw it coming.

Alas, the bobcat now has a nice duck dinner ahead for the evening, which makes diving into that freezing cold water more than worth it.

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  • Larry342516

    Hope he has a warm fire going at his camp site. Burrrrrr

  • Steven Cook

    At least he will have flaming duck on a stick.