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"Kibumbu" pride @ sunset.


Posted by Marc on Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:34 am

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Just a few of the 33 strong "Kibumbu pride" (as of June '18) begin to stir as the sunlit rays spread across the plains of Eastern Serengeti. Sadly like so many large prides that reach peak numbers, the majority of the younger cubs did not survive this particularly bad dry season later that year.
Eastern Serengeti -TZ.
Full credit must go to the expansive Dynamic Range of the D850.

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by Carol Clarke on Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:53 am
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Certainly not an easy life, even for those at the top of the food chain, is it Marc. What a stunning image with your capture of the the sun's rays adding a truly magical touch to your superb wildlife photography. Love it!

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by John Spreitzer on Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:04 am
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Stunning setting for this family portrait! Life is tough for all residents of the plains for sure.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:19 am
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What a gorgeous setting for these beauties. Exceptional! So sad to hear about the dismal survival rate. But you've immortalized them in this lovely portrayal.
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by david fletcher on Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:35 am
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Wonderful burst of light on this lovely group image Marc. Brutal life at there, even for those at the top of the food chain.
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by ADKShooter on Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:47 pm
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Awesome image Marc. Others have already described this shot very accurately, as per the image and the aftermath. Beautiful !!
 

by Ron Day on Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:00 pm
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An excellent family portrait of this pride with superb lighting and sunlit rays!
 

by dianarebman on Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:22 pm
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Beautiful image! The lights rays really add a lot.
 

by Marc on Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:42 am
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Many thanks everyone for the positive comments, and to NS for the EP. much appreciated.
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by Mary Brun on Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:05 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Certainly not an easy life, even for those at the top of the food chain, is it Marc.  What a stunning image with your capture of the the sun's rays adding a truly magical touch to your superb wildlife photography.  Love it!

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I agree with Carol, really great light in this shot and wonderful composition.
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