Lazing by the Water

 

Lazing by Water_2016_10_14_2962Part of a pride of lions decided to take an afternoon nap in the shade down by the Zambezi River.

(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4III; 1/90 sec; f/19.0; ISO 320; 400mm)

Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

 

This image, and others of your selection, can be acquired from the author printed on fine art canvas of photographic paper for wall mounting.

Stuck in darkest Africa, lost in the wild and loving it! Don’t let me out of here…

 

Big Brothers Watching

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Two male lions (Panthera leo), positioned separately from the main pride nearby, looking for food potential. The pride had been resting up in the same area since morning. Lions usually spend up to 20 hours each day slumbering to conserve energy for the evening hunt. These lions paid little interest in the photographer, apart from the occasional glance, usually followed by a yawn and a roll over to change sides!
(Canon 7D; f/4.5; 1/180sec; ISO-400; 210mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Lone Eland

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This lone Eland seems to be contemplating the night ahead, when spotted at last light. There is an odd growth or some critter on the eland’s back… cannot determine exactly what it is.  Little bit of a challenging shot.
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/2.8L IS II USM; 1/180 sec; f/5.6; ISO 1000; 400mm)

Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

 

This image, and others of your selection, can be acquired from the author printed on fine art canvas of photographic paper for wall mounting.

Hippo Rising

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Hippo pod squabbles and rising are quite common and noisy too. This pod was captured on camera shortly prior to last light, when hippos generally stir before leaving the pan in search of food. Something disturbed the hippo raising its head. Just another early evening at Long Pool, Mana Pools National Park.
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/2.8L IS II USM; 1/750 sec; f/5.6; ISO 320; 400mm)

Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

This image, and others of your selection, can be acquired from the author printed on fine art canvas of photographic paper for wall mounting.

Elephant High Fibre Diet

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The photographer came across these two elephants chewing away at the fibres of a huge, freshly fallen Baobab tree, while hiking towards a small pan.  Fallen trees are a source of food and water during the latter part of the dry season in Mana Pools. Being on foot, the photographer could not venture too close nor work a better, more creative angle, for fear of aggravating the elephants.  This was taken in a typical Mopani forest area, just before the first rains.  Its the time when the tree sap rises and trees blossom into leaf and flower.
(Canon 7D; f/7,1; 1/160sec; ISO-100; 100mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography