Lions discuss dinner

by Robert Shepardson
(Debary, Florida U.S.A.)

Lions disagree on who gets lunch

Lions disagree on who gets lunch

This year (Sept 2011) we were very fortunate in being able to Photograph a pair of large male lions arguing (not fighting) over the remains of a small Gemsbok. This discussion took place at the Okondeka waterhole. Unfortunately the distance was in excess of 300 meters, with a lot of dust in the air.

It was amazing to watch them actively try to take the remains away from each other, then stop of a break. The noises made by these animals was so loud that it seemed as though they were only a few meters away rather then a few hundred meters (notice guys I'm saying meters ratther than yards).

Everytime they would drag the remains a few meters, the Jackals would come in and pick up any parts that had fallen off. The crows were waiting for anything the jackals missed.

We took a number of photos using a 600mm with a 1.4extender. While they are not as sharp as I would like, it shows a not often seen behavior.

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Jan 03, 2012
Dust and Haze
by: Jenny

Robert, photographing with heat haze, dust and long distances are a photographer's challenge, so well done on getting a great sequence of shots!

Jan 02, 2012
Nice action shots!
by: Mario

I think the dust makes the pics - great shots Robert!

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