A young male lion (Panthera leo) stares at food potential a short distance off. He had spent the day with the pride resting up in the shade of a thicket. Generally, during the late afternoon the pride will stir. Young cubs will be fed and the pride will prepare for the next hunt, normally a nocturnal affair, although in Mana Pools the hunt quite commonly occurs in both the early morning and late afternoon. Eight lions were counted in this pride and two small cubs were apparently hidden in the thicket.
(Canon 7D; f/8; 1/125sec; ISO-320; 400mm)
Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography
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