Lions Feasting

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A pride of nine lions (Panthera leo) took down this buffalo in this cruel spat of survival in the wild. Within minutes the entire pride was gorging itself on its quarry, a feast which continued into the night.  A wide angle lens would have been far more appropriate.  One of those occasions when there was just too much lens.
(Canon 50D / EF 100-400mm f/4.5 L IS II USM; f/5; 1/60sec; ISO-800; 200mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Lazing by the Water

 

Lazing by Water_2016_10_14_2962Part of a pride of lions decided to take an afternoon nap in the shade down by the Zambezi River.

(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4III; 1/90 sec; f/19.0; ISO 320; 400mm)

Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

 

This image, and others of your selection, can be acquired from the author printed on fine art canvas of photographic paper for wall mounting.

Stuck in darkest Africa, lost in the wild and loving it! Don’t let me out of here…

 

Big Brothers Watching

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Two male lions (Panthera leo), positioned separately from the main pride nearby, looking for food potential. The pride had been resting up in the same area since morning. Lions usually spend up to 20 hours each day slumbering to conserve energy for the evening hunt. These lions paid little interest in the photographer, apart from the occasional glance, usually followed by a yawn and a roll over to change sides!
(Canon 7D; f/4.5; 1/180sec; ISO-400; 210mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Old Scar Face

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A cross and drooling lion (Panthera leo) focused on the photographer. Old scar face here was not very happy with the presence of paparazzi, taking images of his girls on his turf. Posed in shade with dappled sunlight during the late part of the afternoon this was the culmination of a long walk looking for the pride. He made a noisy appearance and proceeded to stare us out… he was the man in charge of the ‘Spice Girls’ in Mana Pools National Park.
(Canon 7D; f/5.6; 1/400 sec; ISO-400; 400mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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Wild Dogs on the Hunt

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Wild dogs (Lycaon pictus – Shona: mhumhi; Ndebele: inganyana) commence their hunt during the early evening just off the Zambezi River flood plain.  This pack, has a unique member, a dog with floppy ears, leading the pack.  A vulture is aloft the pack (probably the Hooded Vulture), which shares a semi-symbiotic relationship with the pack, and is often seen standing or perching near the pack looking for feeding opportunities.  In the background is the escarpment sitting in Zambia, which often, during the evening, casts red lines across the dark horizon as bush fires burn uncontrolled through the hills.
(Canon 7D; f/8; 1/125sec; ISO-400; 105mm)

Picture ©2010 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography