Lion Breakfast Bliss

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Two lionesses (Panthera leo) tackle the remnants of a buffalo kill from the night before.  Probably the safest time to be near lions, the morning following the feed, although one shuld not venture near the food source.  They tend to guard their kills until the last morsel or being outnumbers by scavengers, more frequently hyena.
(Canon 7D; f/5,6; 1/200sec; ISO-200; 300mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Digital Wildlife Photographic Tips
Patience is the key to successful wildlife photography. Understanding that you are not in control of the stage upon which opportunities blossom at their own pace. The sweet spot of your scene may be long in unfolding and when you think you have achieved perfection in your shot, better opportunities follow! Do not be too eager to move onto the next shot and plan your activity to maximise the use of that golden hour either side for the day.