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Male Lion on the run - Hwange, Zimbabwe


Posted by MoniqueA on Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:05 am

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by Nate Chappell on Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:22 pm
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Gorgeous light on this beautiful male Monique!
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by Ron Day on Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:35 pm
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Good pose mid-stride and terrific lighting, Monique.
 

by John Spreitzer on Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:00 pm
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Great action and light.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:00 am
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Isn't he handsome! Love seeing the stride and intent look in his eye. Gorgeous light- well done!!
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by Ed Cordes on Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:57 pm
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This guy is on a mission. Nice alert look and great job in catching him in stride.
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by Gary Gulash on Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:10 pm
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You certainly captured him on the move, makes the viewer wonder what lies outside the frame.
 

by MoniqueA on Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:26 pm
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Hi All

Thanks v much for all the feedback:)
For those who were left wandering, this lion was rushing to join his three pride lionesses who had come across an elephant carcass during the night.  The lionesses had beaten him to the carcass and were already feeding on it when he came across the rise.  Once he saw what was happening, he rushed to join them! A classic case of FOMO! I had been busy photographing the lionesses and so he gave me a wonderful opportunity!
 

by Carol Clarke on Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:48 am
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Ah! that explains it, no wonder he's in a rush!  :)   What a magnificent specimen, in his prime and such gorgeous light to show him off.  Beautiful image, Monique.

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