A Lion Pride Take-over

by Bob Shepardson
(DeBary Fl U.S.A.)

The Nomads

The Nomads

The Nomads
The objective
The oposition
OK lets go

On our trip to Etosha this September, Sherry and I were in the right place at the right time. We actually saw a group of Nomad lions chase three young males away from their females.


Slide one shows the three Nomads.

Slide two shows the 2 female lions

Slide three shows 2 of the young males and slide four shows the first of the Nomads getting up to do battle.

We had previously photographed the young group about 2 kilometers from the large males and "assumed" that they were part of a pride including the Large males shown in slide one. While photographing the males they got up one at a time and moved toward the young group. I'll add a second installment tomorrow or thursday. The encounter was not friendly.

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Oct 18, 2012
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Reply to Bradley
by: Bob Shepardson

That's the one.

Oct 17, 2012
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thanks
by: Bradley

Oh yes, I remember the seep on the Salvadora side of the road between the 2 waterholes

Oct 17, 2012
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very nice!
by: Bradley

looks like it could be at Okondeka waterhole

Oct 17, 2012
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Reply to question on location
by: Bob Shepardson

The 3 males were in the shade at Charitsaub The group was actually lying in the sun between there and Salvadora. There was a small seep, that while we never actually saw the water, they were drinking from. The action took place there.

Oct 17, 2012
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Story build up
by: Jenny

I love the story build up and the pictures are great and the lighting perfect Bob, thanks. What can we expect next? I can not wait to see more!

Oct 17, 2012
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Cool photos
by: Simon

Was this at one of the waterholes?

Oct 17, 2012
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Very nice...
by: Martin

...can't wait to see the next lot of images!

Oct 17, 2012
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Wow, this is exciting!
by: Jim

Nice clear pics with excitement building for the rest of the story!

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