Awakening from the Siesta


Two lionesses and a young male lion (Panthera leo) are aroused from their daily slumber by the presence of a visitor in their domain. These animals seem to spend most of their lives resting and usually become active at dusk. The rest of the pride was to the photographer’s right and two large males were sitting a short distance away. While their predatory activity takes place mostly at night, lions in woodland habitats are also known to hunt during the day where there is more ambush potential.
(Canon 7D; f/8; 1/180sec; ISO-320; 210mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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