Lions in a Golden light

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

Family scene

Family scene

In September of 2011, there was a pride of lions spending time near the Chudop water hole. The pride consisted of two old males, one younger male, two females and 8 cubs. We spent some considreable time watching these animals - with the sun in our faces or at a couple of hundred meters or just sleeping. Toward evening on our last day at Namutomi our persistance paid off. The cubs came down to the water and the sun was perfect. As a result we now have a considerable number of fair to good photos in this awsome light. A large number of which show the cubs drinking with good reflection.

This was our best Etosha trip to date. But everytime we go we say that!

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Jan 18, 2012
Great subjects in great lighting!
by: Alan

Yeah - I also like the first one best - baby tapping mommy on the head!

Jan 12, 2012
by: Dee

Cool pics, I like the family one the best, 2nd is the 4 cubs drinking.

Jan 12, 2012
Excellent photos Bob!
by: Mario

We were also in Etsoha in September and stayed at Namutoni for three nights. On our last night we decided to visit Klein Namutoni instead of Chudop and we spent time with a pair of Damara Dik Diks. When we got back to camp friends of our told us what we had missed at Chudop. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos and for confirming our friend's story!
Was the big male lion hiding in the reeds when you were there?

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