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Peter Muigai.

This was one of the most amazing sightings, the lioness was feeding on an ostrich!

It looked like she had made the kill just some few hours before I got there. Was amazing to see it live, coz I always thought they could eat an ostrich but never actually seen it before.

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Sabi Sands September 2015

 

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Tom Kellie

This was one of the most amazing sightings, the lioness was feeding on an ostrich!

It looked like she had made the kill just some few hours before I got there. Was amazing to see it live, coz I always thought they could eat an ostrich but never actually seen it before.

 

~ @@Peter Muigai.

 

That is a fantastic “lion kill” image !!!!!!!!!

Eating an OSTRICH ?!?!?!

CRAZY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your photo here.

Tom K.

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Peter Muigai.

@ Tom Kellie

 

It was one of the most crazy sightings I have ever witnessed!!

 

When I got there the blood on the lionesses mouth was evidence she had just made the kill some hours ago!!

 

Once again, Nairobi National Park has it all that you have ever wished to see. Welcome.

 

Peter Muigai.

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Peter Muigai.

Location: Nairobi National Park.

Camera: Nikon D3200

Lens: 80-400mm MF

 

It had rained so much the previous night, while on my morning game drive, I met this male Lion. He was keenly looking at the amount of water flowing along the river. It shocked me to realize he too was amazed by the volume of water flowing!

#whyilovemyjob

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Tom Kellie

~ @@Peter Muigai.

 

I love the intense color tones in the lion portrait.

The rich russet hues accentuate the brooding lion's cogitations over the river's full spate.

Terrific close focus.

Tom K.

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Tom Kellie

~ @@SaminKaz

 

Your lovely black & white lion illustrates how I feel after a long day of grading student final examinations.

Thank you for posting it.

Tom K.

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penolva

Desert-adapted lion on a sand dune close to Skeleton Coast, Namibia.

 

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I have converted the picture into b&w and adapted sepia filter.

Also I cloned the radio collar.

In this area all predators seem to have these collars.

We saw a brown hyena having one and also witnessed the researcher collaring a Leopard.

On a video shown in the camp, it seems he has collared all lions in the area. Also he said, he recently collared 2 Cheetahs.

That's probably Dr Flip Stander who has devoted his life to the desert adapted lions project and is trying to prevent these very unique lions from becoming extinct. There is a website devoted to the project which is very interesting to follow. A very special man and a hero of mine. You were very lucky to see him and the lions etc. I wasn't so lucky

:( maybe next time. Pen

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It's Been a Hard Day's Night


and I've Been Workin’ Like a...CAT!



Photographed at 12:39 pm on 3 May, 2015 in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


ISO 12,800, 1/8000 sec., f/16, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


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This lioness had been hunting a warthog with three other lionesses, their cubs left concealed in a tussock of tall grass. She walked up to the safari van, resting beside it as if it was a boulder.


Her weary, hot face, the many flies, and the exertion required to hunt a warthog had all combined to exhaust her. Although life on the savanna is natural, that fact doesn't imply that natural is ever easy.

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All of these were taken in South Luangwa NP, November 2015:

 

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Gorging on a Freshly Killed Buffalo



Photographed at 6:28 pm on 23 January, 2016 at Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


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The Mejinggulon Coalition consists of four 8-year old male lions who hunt together, regularly killing large game without any involvement of lionesses. They're brothers who live as a unit, sleeping together after gorging on their kills.


This portrait was taken in early evening, less than thirty minutes after the Mejinggulons had brought down a large buffalo. The noise of their eating was matched by the occasional growls at one another as they vocalized while White-backed Vultures watched nearby.

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Morkel Erasmus

@@Tom Kellie awesome shot of the Majingilane males!

 

I too saw them at Leopard Hills in May 2015, and to say they have a close bond seems to be an understatement if you look at this photo...! ;):o

 

Actually this is a fairly common display of dominance between male lions.

 

 

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Tom Kellie

@@Tom Kellie awesome shot of the Majingilane males!

 

I too saw them at Leopard Hills in May 2015...

 

~ @@Morkel Erasmus

 

Thank you so much for your very kind words.

Their hunting prowess deeply impressed me.

Bringing down two adult buffalo within a few days showed their power as a team.

I'm so pleased that you've also observed them at Leopard Hills.

Tom K.

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Rein Kuresoo

Honeymoon couple of lions killing a Lechwe in Khwai, Botswana. Dec. 2015.

 

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Male biting off the testicles of Lechwe Khwai, Botswana. Dec. 2015.

 

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Rein Kuresoo

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Tom Kellie

~ @@Rein Kuresoo

 

Welcome to Safaritalk!

Thank you so much for posting such remarkable Botswana lion images!

They're unlike any photos I've seen.

If it's ever convenient and comfortable for you, we'd enjoy reading your self-introduction in the Introductions section.

Your outstanding lion images show that you must have enjoyed a terrific Botswana safari two months ago.

Tom K.

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@@Rein Kuresoo - welcome. My wife and I argued over dessert on our honeymoon but not quite as demonstrably as your lions argued over their main course (we didn't have Lechwe testicles as an appetizer either)! Great photos.

 

Some brilliant images in this thread...carrying on the marriage theme here is one of my very first safari photos taken in March 2013 (20th Wedding Anniversary) at Shamwari in SA with a Nikon P510 at 143mm ISO 800 F5.2 and 1/250sec (I really liked the simplicity of that bridge camera even though image quality was a bit hit and miss). This was our first sighting on our first game drive - a male lion in between mating. He looked exhausted.

 

 

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kind regards

 

deano.

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Tom Kellie

~ @@deano

 

In such circumstances, who wouldn't be?

Tom K.

ps Great Photo!

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Tom Kellie

~ @@Geoff

 

Given the events which occurred during the January, 2016 safari, there's far more yet to be posted...

Tom K.

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@@Caracal Ha !! Don't play with fire. A lesson learnt.

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Alex The Lion
Finally found a spare hour to edit an image - South Luangwa 2007

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Rockmann

Serengeti 2015

 

Many lions were on their "Honeymoon" as our guide Gabby said.

 

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Game Warden

@@Rockmann, great images but I've edited your post to remove the business link: please see my post here.

 

Matt

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