The Lion Pride Take-over Part 4

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

Male lions give chase

Male lions give chase

Male lions give chase
The lioness is trapped
Males grab her head
Looks like it's resolved

After the show, in and around the cars, the 3 males teamed up on one female. They chased her out into the tall grass where they caught up to her and one of the males grabbed her by the head. I thught that it might be all over for her, but he then released her and they all settled down in the grass and watched an elephant walk by.


The next day we saw the three young males with one female, it appears that this one has changed sides.

Slide 1 shows the males chasing the female out into the tall grass.

Slide 2 They surround her.

Slide 3 One of the males has her by the head

Slide 4 It looks like it's over.

I once again appologize for the quality, but the distance was substantial. I'm using a 600mm with a 1.4 extender on a camera with a 1.6 crop factor. The images were then cropped in post processing to provide these less then ideal images. Hope you've enjoyed the story.

I do have a couple of minutes of video that I'll try to get up in the future, you will enjoy the noise!

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Oct 26, 2012
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Nice ending
by: Brad

Thanks for posting this sequence of photos - we enjoyed them!

Oct 22, 2012
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Salvadora Pride story
by: Jennifer

Hi Bob & Sherry thanks for part 4 of the update, seems like the Salvadora Pride are keeping you busy and it's been great fun following the story. Kathryn we would love an update- hope you enjoy your November trip, wish we were going too, but the Kalahari calls.

Oct 19, 2012
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The Salvadora 5
by: Anonymous

Hi Bob - Kathryn here, we met at the leopard kill at Koinachas.
Great images and fab story especially for me. I have been watching these youngsters for a while now and have images of them since they were cubs last October and then again back in May when they were clearly a menace to the pride's hunting methods by breaking rank too early. They must have then been forced to leave the others and had a few lean months of being skinny and scruffy but now seem to be killing on a regular basis and are looking a lot more like proper lions!
I am back in Etosha in early November so will update you on their progress when I get back.
well done, Kathryn

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