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.