Cute, or just a natural born killer?

Posted by Steve Kaluski on Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:44 am

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Everyone who sees a big cat cub always says AHH, but hidden under that cute, cuddly exterior is a 'killing machine' and a built in look after number one mode.

We had been photographing this pride 30 minutes prior, when the females suddenly disappeared and subsequently took down an Impala, then the cubs were off, it's feeding time... Very little was left of the carcass, only the steaming green vegetation the Impala had consumed, the rest had been devoured by the pride. The pride then split, with the cubs finishing off remnants and playing with the bones. Here even at this early stage, you can see the retractable claws put into good use, surgically sharp, and a grip like crampons.

Thanks to those who viewed or commented on the previous posting.


Subject: Lion cub (Panthera leo) eating
Location: SA
Camera: Canon 1DX MKII
Lens: 200-400f/4 HH
Exposure: 1/320s at f/5.6 ISO1600
Original format: Landscape, slight crop from the top, almost FF width
Processed via: LR(release 9) & PS2020

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by Carol Clarke on Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:19 am
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by Steve Kaluski on Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:38 am
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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:38 pm
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Aaaah. The other side of cute! Nice story too.
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