There is a common denominator between domesticated and wild cats, no matter how big or old they are; and that is play. The lion (Panthera leo – Shona: shumba; Ndebele: isilwane) is no exception. Here a couple of young lions have taken to the trees to play to the joy of the small audience gathered. Eventually the entire small pride populated the tree; as if much of their activity was choreographed. Lions are not truly arboreal, but they are very capable of climbing trees with their large claws and muscular build. It was fun for the cats and those watching.
(Canon EOS 5D Mk III / EF100-400mm IL USM + 1.4x III; 1/125 sec; f/8; ISO 2500; 560mm)
Picture ©2015 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography
The American photographer Paul Outerbridge, is generally credited with his early use and experiments in colour photography. He worked as a fashion and commercial photographer, but pioneered and taught colour photography during its early evolution. Outerbridge mastered nude and erotic works that could never be exhibited during his lifetime and he almost faded into obscurity as a photographer. He is attributed with this quotation:
“One very important difference between colour and monochromatic photography is this: in black and white you suggest; in colour you state. Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty; absolute certainty.”