Nothing like waking up from a good afternoon nap in time to catch the last rays of light before dinner time. They say that lions (Panthera leo) are notoriously lazy animals, sleeping between 16 and 20 hours, mostly during the day, every day. This is an energy saving trait. They are nocturnal creatures that hunt most actively during the night. Lions living in woodland habitats, where there is greater cover, are known to hunt more frequently during the day. This lioness awoke from her slumber and took a good stretch before strolling off quietly, taking care not to wake up the ‘old man’ next to her.
(Canon EOS 5D Mark III/EF70-200mm IS USM + 1.4x; 1/400 sec; f/5.6; ISO 800; 222mm)
Picture ©2014 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography
Irving Penn is an American photographer who was best known for his fashion photography, portraits, and modernist still life work. His career included work at Vogue the renowned fashion magazine. He is attributed with the quote:
“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.”
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Stuck in darkest Africa, lost in the wild and loving it! Don’t let me out of here…