Lions of the               Kruger National Park

Male lion in black and white, near Crocodile Bridge camp
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Here is a gallery of some of the photographs that we, the authors of the Photographer's Guide to the Greater Kruger National Park, have captured on our many visits to the world-famous Kruger National Park. 

Three Musketeers - 3 male lions at Mazithi Dam in Kruger ParkThree Musketeers - 3 male lions at Mazithi Dam in Kruger Park
Male lion yawningMale lion yawning on S110 near Berg en Dal camp
Male lion marking territoryMale lion marking territory on Shivhulani off-road track near Phalaborwa
Male lion - Lukimbi Lodge, Kruger ParkMale lion seen on guided game drive at Lukimbi Lodge
Lioness with cubs near Lubyelubye rocks in Kruger ParkLioness with cubs at Lubyelubye rocks near Lower Sabie
Male lion drinking at Nsemani dam, Kruger ParkMale lion drinking at Nsemani dam
Male lion having a scratch on the southern circle - Kruger ParkMale lion on the southern circle near Duke waterhole
Lioness with her cubs in Kruger ParkLioness with cubs in golden light - S137 near Duke waterhole
Male lion wading through the water at Mazithi Dam in Kruger ParkMale lion wading through the water at Mazithi Dam
Male lion seen from Letaba high-level bridge in Kruger ParkMale lion with huge mane - seen from the Letaba high-level bridge
Male lion at Boyela waterhole, Kruger ParkMale lion near Boyela waterhole
Lions at Lubye-Lubye rocks, Kruger ParkLions on LubyeLubye rocks
Lion with remains of buffalo kill near Mopani camp in Kruger ParkLion with remains of buffalo kill near Mopani camp

The majority of these photographs were captured on self-drive safaris, on normal tourist roads, when we were on our annual vacations, which are usually 3-4 weeks long.

Photographers Guide to the Greater Kruger National Park

"Planning a Kruger trip? A new guide by pro photographers holds the key to good pictures.

Learn from the folks who spent 517 days in the park and make your photos sing!" 

- Romi Boom, Editor of Wildcard Magazine, South Africa

Lions eating black rhino carcass in Kruger National ParkPride of lions on black rhino carcass at Shimangwaneni Dam
Part of the mega-pride of lions on the S100 near SataraPart of the mega-pride of lions on the S100 near Satara
Lion cub with kill right outside Buffelshoek camp in Manyeleti
Lion pride on kill - Punda Maria, Kruger ParkLion pride on kill near Punda Maria
A lioness is reflected in the still waters of Shimangwaneni Dam in Kruger National Park, South AfricaLioness is perfectly reflected in the still waters of Shimangwaneni Dam
Lions playing - seen from the H7 between Orpen and Satara in Kruger ParkLions playing - seen from the H7 between Orpen and Satara
Lion cub walking in road near Berg en Dal camp, Kruger ParkLion cub walking in S110 road near Berg en Dal
Lion cub climbing tree in Kruger National ParkLion cub in tree on S110 near Berg en Dal camp
Male lion eating buffalo kill in Kruger ParkMale lion on buffalo kill - H7 near Orpen camp
Male lions at Joao waterhole near Shingwedzi camp in Kruger ParkMale lions at Joao waterhole near Shingwedzi camp
Mating lions in Kruger ParkMating lions at Shivhulani waterhole, S131
Lioness and her cub in Kruger National ParkLioness with cub on H9 near Phalaborwa gate
FIGHT CUB! Trevor Barnett captures dramatic play fight between lion siblings  that got rough."Fight Cub" - lion cubs fighting at Duke Waterhole
Two sub-adult male lions on the S99 Mahonie loop near Punda Maria in Kruger ParkTwo sub-adult male lions on the S99 Mahonie loop near Punda Maria
Lioness chased up tree by hungry hyenas in Kruger ParkThis lioness caught a zebra on the H10 but was chased up a tree by a clan of hungry hyenas!
Lioness descending tree after hyenas stole her kill!Lioness coming down from tree after hyenas have dragged the carcass away
Lion roaring on termite mound - near Punda Maria camp in Kruger ParkMale lion roaring on termite mound near Punda Maria
Male lion feeding on rhino carcass in Kruger ParkMale lion feeding on rhino carcass near Satara camp

If you struggle to find lions and other big cats on your safaris or you feel your images are not impressive, then this eBook is for you! We have been visiting the Kruger Park for more than twenty years and in that time we and our co-author, Trevor Barnett, have had over 400 lion sightings on our self-drive safaris and in this eBook, we provide all our tips on how to find these apex predators and then how to best photograph them. 

Photographers Guide to the Greater Kruger National Park

"It's an excellent publication and a snip at the price. Very comprehensive as it covers so many options for places to stay in and around KNP, gives good ideas on the best places to stop for photo opportunities and lots of hints & tips on how to get better photographs. 

It's a good read too and it's like the biggest trip report I have ever read, so I think those who have been before will enjoy it as much as I have in anticipation of my first visit!"  - Dave Williams, Llandudno, Wales

Lions on rocks near Nkumbe viewpoint in Kruger ParkLions on H10 rocks near Nkumbe viewpoint
Male lion behind vehicle in Kruger ParkMale lion behind vehicle observing us - sometimes we include vehicles and people in the images.
Male lion with impala head in his mouth - Kruger ParkMale lion carrying impala head in his mouth at Shimangwaneni Dam
Cute lion cub in Kruger ParkCute lion cub spotted near Crocodile Bridge camp
Lioness stalking on the S100 in KrugerLioness stalking on the S100
lioness and cub near Bongani mountain lodge - Kruger ParkLioness and cub near Bongani Mountain Lodge
Lion cub with his meal in Kruger National ParkLion cub with his trophy at Dokweni spring on the H1-7
Lioness chasing warthog at Masorini waterhole - Kruger National ParkLioness at Masorini waterhole on the H9, chasing a warthog
Lions in wildflowers with elephants in the backgroundLions in wildflowers on the S90 with elephant in the background
Lions attacking giraffe and fighting off the mother giraffe in Kruger ParkLions attacking giraffe and fighting off the mother giraffe on the Tamboti camp access road

"This is an indispensable guide to getting the best out of Kruger, camera in hand or not!”

Caroline Webb, Associate Editor, Getaway Magazine, South Africa


Male lion with buffalo kill in ManyeletiMale lion with buffalo kill in Manyeleti
Hippo charging male lion at Transport Dam, Kruger ParkHippo charging male lion at Transport Dam
Male lion and elephant sizing each other up at Transport Dam, Kruger ParkMale lion and elephant sizing each other up at Transport Dam. The elephant moved off, unlike the hippo!
Lion cubs playing in the burnt grass at Transport Dam, Kruger ParkLion cubs playing in the burnt grass at Transport Dam
Male lion looking at thorn in paw at De Laporte waterhole, Kruger ParkMale lion looking at thorn in paw at De Laporte waterhole
Male lion sleeping at De Laporte waterhole, Kruger ParkMale lion sleeping at De Laporte waterhole
Male lion drinking after eating impala kill at De Laporte waterhole, Kruger ParkMale lion drinking after eating impala kill at De Laporte waterhole. His brother had nothing to drink - go figure?
Male lion at Transport Dam, Kruger ParkMale lion at Transport Dam - early morning
Male lion with impala kill at De Laporte waterhole, Kruger ParkMale lion with impala kill at De Laporte waterhole
Lioness leaping up to catch a vulture in Kruger ParkThe shot we missed. We were watching a pride of lions on a giraffe kill on the S86 N'waswisonto loop and the cubs were on the carcass and the adults were lying to the side with vultures swooping in and out. Where to focus? We focused on the cubs feeding and so missed the lioness leaping into the air to try and catch one of the vultures!

Boyd Norton African safari quote - Kruger National Park
Lions having a fight in the Kruger National Park
Birds of the Kruger National Park
Elephant walking past lions lying in wildflowers in Kruger National Park
Lion stare  - Kruger National Park
Three male lion brothers in Kruger National Park
Karen Blixen Lion quote - Kruger National Park

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