Lions and Elephants

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

Lions and elephant 1

Lions and elephant 1

On our last trip to Etosha, Sherry and I were ending the day at Rietfontein when a group of elephants arrived. We shot a couple of photos and then just watched. After a bit, I noticed a large male lion coming down to drink. After a while we had 2 males and 3 females drinking reasonably close to the elephants. After a half hour or so all but one large female was left. The lions then began to roar. The elephant didn't appear to like this as she ran at the lions with her trunk swaying side to side. The male lions ran while the female stayed in place and the elephants went back in the water. It was neat. I have a short video of the roaring, but for some reason no sound.

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Nov 11, 2013
nice shots
by: Jenny

Hi Bob, thanks for sharing these lovely pics with us. I love them all, it's not every day that you get to photograph lions with elephants in the same photograph.

Nov 09, 2013
I like!
by: Antonio

Very appealing composition and great lighting!

Nov 08, 2013
very cool!
by: William

Lions and eles together at the waterhole - amazing!

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