Lioness Protects her meal

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

Approaches the Vultures

Approaches the Vultures

Approaches the Vultures
This is mine
Looks OK from this side
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We were in the leopard triangle at the end closest to Namutoni, photographing the pride that hangs out in that area. When one of the large females got up and started toward Chudop at a dead run. We followed her seeing a group of vultures on the ground ahead. She ran for at least a full kilometer right into the vultures scattering them in all directions. They had started to feed on a Zebra, that was most likely her kill from the previous night. She then walked around the kill taking a position about 10 meters from it. In about 10 minutes the rest of the pride showed up and started to feed.

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Aug 17, 2012
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Lots of Rain this year
by: Bob

Gavin, It was indeed amazing. There wss so much rain/water that some animals that we normally see in abundance were hard to find. In 10 days we only saw 2 elephants up near the North East entrance. Cat sightings though were amazing. To get Lions and Leopards in the flowers was neat. Will be back shortly. I's sure it won't be as green.

Aug 17, 2012
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Great pics
by: Gavin

I've never seen Etosha so green

Aug 09, 2012
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Good interaction
by: Jenny

Great interaction between the lioness and the vultures, she has a big job keeping them at bay. Good pics, the lovely green veld makes the lioness pop, thanks for shareing Bob.

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