Lions on the Pan (If predation bothers you do not look)

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

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Lion lifting lion


Here are some additional photos of the interaction that we witnessed between two large males dividing a young oryx. These were on the card I almost reformated. The first photo shows the environment. The remaining photos are cropped. The distance was about 300 meters. I find really neat the photo of the one lion getting so far under the other that all 500 or so pounds is lifted into the air!

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Feb 20, 2012
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by: Jenny

Wow Bob you did it again, great shots.

Feb 13, 2012
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by: Bob Shepardson

John, Thank you for your kind comment. Sherry and I consider ourselves fortunate everytime we are lucky enough to shoot such a scene. It seems the more time we spend the luckier we get.

Feb 11, 2012
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This is what a big-5 photo safari is all about!
by: John

Great action photos and even the crops are clear and sharp!

Feb 10, 2012
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by: Anonymous

Mario,

It is indeed Okondeka. We too in the past have always seen them in the grass and lying under the bushes. We were indeed lucky to get this activity. Should have tried a video.

Feb 10, 2012
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What a super sighting!
by: Mario

Great sighting and photos Bob! This looks like Okondeka - if so, we have seen the lions there many times but they were either drinking or hiding in the grass - we were hoping for this kind of action so well done on getting your timing spot on!

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