Enter Macduff


This lion (Panthera leo) was left behind by its pride, gnawing of the remains of a warthog (Pachochoerus aethiopicus). The scene which followed was a little reminiscent of something out of Macbeth and I have chosen to call this young male “Macduff”. The early morning kill took place just outside camp, and the feast which followed was dominated by a single male who seems to have taken the literal lions share, despite the presence of two young cubs. Our “Macduff” seems to have ended up with the dregs, a warthog head, which was later found discarded. Clearly, Macduff never found Malcolm.
(Canon 7D; f/5.6; 1/125sec; ISO-200; 130mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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2 thoughts on “Enter Macduff

  1. Andrew this is a 5, assuming 5 is the top score. Many memories of Mana Pools. Great to see it has not lost any of its majestic natural life. Great photography. Your patience is well rewarded.

  2. I liked this one Andrew- ‘ me and my trophy’ sprung to mind..she was off to mount it on her wall ! As always ALL great pics. Enjoy the reminders of what I had in Africa, so missed ( HOMESICK again!!)

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