This young male lion (Panthera leo) had been involved in the killing of a buffalo the previous evening and was well satisfied from the feed by the time the photographer stumbled upon him early the follow morning. Amazingly, the little beast was hyped-up for more action, even during the early hours, despite a full stomach, and later began the stalking of yet another passing buffalo herd in what would appear to be a purely gluttonous punt. The older cats seemed to take little interest in the saga. That impertinent look suggests perhaps the photographer might well have been a better victim for the morning amusement.
(Canon 50D; f/5.6; 1/250sec; ISO-250; 170mm)
Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography
Digital Wildlife Photographic Tips
It is difficult in the African bush, but many say that by adding colour to your wildlife shots you create greater vibrancy in your images. Always look at the potential of different angles to achieve more colourful shots. The khaki drab of Africa’s wildlife parks may be sparkled with a touch of brilliant green or blue sky to add to the vibrancy of the image. Few opportunities present themselves for this, but when they do they should be grabbed to best advantage.