Returning to the Pride


Returning to the pride to feed on a buffalo killed earlier in the day. This male was one of two dominant males in the Lion (Panthera leo – Shona: shumba; Ndebele: isilwane) pride, comprising 18 animals. Lions must be the noisiest of eaters and often the meal is accompanied by much growling and slapping at one another as they eat their fill. During times of food scarcity, the dominant males gorge themselves, sometimes eating up to a quarter of their body weight, yet despite this, and all the aggression, most of the pride get something to eat.
Population Trend : Decreasing; Threat: VulnerableSource IUCN
(Canon EOS 5D Mk III/ EF100-400mm IS II USM +1.4x III; 1/180 sec; f/10; ISO 640; 560mm)

Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

The World of Lenses
Fisheye Lenses are, basically, ultra wide-angle lens with angles of view ranging from about 100 degrees through to a maximum of 180 degrees. They produce strong visual distortion and loose straight lines and perspective. Fisheye lenses come in two main varieties, the circular fisheye which inscribes a circular image on a sensor or film plane, and full frame fisheye lenses which circumscribed the circular image around the full frame.

“A very fine photographer asked me, ‘What did it feel like the first time you manipulated an image?’, and I said ‘Do you mean the first time I shot black and white instead of colour, do you mean the first time I burned the corner of a print down, do you mean the first time I ‘spotted’ a dust speck on my print, do you mean the first time I shot with a wide angle instead of a normal lens, I mean what are you referring to? Where does it stop?'”

– Dan Burkholder