Over the years, I have had the fortune of photographing some very good-looking male lions in the Kalahari. Every time I return there, I seem to come across another individual male who embodies the spirit of that harsh yet special semi-desert environment.
During our safari to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in December 2014, my wife and I spent a few days photographing the new pride male around the 13th Borehole area. We saw him mating with a female, posing in gorgeous light, snoozing at the break of day, and finally patrolling the dry Auob riverbed, all in the space of 3 days, using various focal lengths.
I will let the images do the talking - so check out this beaut of a lion in all his glory!
|Nikon D810 | Nikkor 400mm f2.8 VR | f5.6 | 1/1000 SS | ISO-1000
|Nikon D3s | Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 @ 38mm | f5.6 | 1/400 SS | ISO-720
|Nikon D810 | Nikkor 400mm f2.8 VR | f5.6 | 1/1000 SS | ISO-800
|Nikon D810 | Nikkor 400mm f2.8 VR | f4.5 | 1/800 SS | ISO-220
I do hope you enjoyed seeing the images of this magnificent specimen as much as I enjoyed taking them! Have a lovely week, my friends, and thanks so much for stopping by.