Thursday, May 3, 2012

Out of the Jurisdiction: Lion in Motswari



This young lion was one of three standing 10 yards feet from our vehicle.  They spotted four warthogs and took off out of sight.

Last week we were in the Motswari game preserve at the northeastern corner of South Africa, adjoining the Kruger National Park.

23 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

wow a kind of adventure trip! Wonderful, please...I want to see more pictures! The lion is very beautiful!Luna's cousin! :)
*** Luna is our cat!

hugs
Léia

Steffe said...

That must have been quite an experience! Great photo of the lion.

brattcat said...

jack, what an amazing shot. what an unforgettable experience.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a great photo. Lions were among the more elusive creatures on our Tanzania photo safari, not coming into very close range.

Luis Gomez said...

Awesome picture Jack! Wonderful!

Randy said...

That is awesome!

Rambling Round said...

Just catching up with you and I had to go to Africa and face this lion to do it! Haha, great shot and what a great trip!

Kate said...

An amazingly beautiful creature. I've been in preserves twice in South Africa, saw lots of warthogs, giraffes, elephants but never a lion! You are a lucky man!!

Sharon said...

Fantastic! I wondered if you might be in Africa!

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic sight to see, Jack! And, yes, I am envious, but so happy for you to be able to make such a wonderful trip!! I do love the lions! An awesome capture and now I can't wait to see more!! Glad you had a safe trip!

Sylvia

Malyss said...

Here we are, very far from Hardford! What a beauty!No wonder it's called a KING!

RedPat said...

This is no carousel animal! Wonderful, Jack!

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, those intense eyes!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Amazing shot with beautiful backlighting. More, please!

Bises,
Genie

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What a dream to go on safari. And to bag a lion (metaphorically speaking of course) seems quite a coup.

SRQ said...

10-yards away?! Holy cow...er...lion! How exciting for you. Wonderful capture. Shoot early and often (photos, of course).

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photo! I'd hate to this big cat looking at me like I was a warthog...

Tash said...

But did you bring him anything to eat?!
What an amazing encounter. What a wonderful animal.

Regina K said...

Wow, now this is a vacation, a game preserve. Wonderful shot of a lion.

Karl Demetz said...

Ohh... the King of the animals, great photo!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Magnificent creature, great shot Jack.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

National Geographic quality!!!

Valerie said...

What a beautiful, healthy-looking big cat. Not sure whether he was 10 feet or 10 yards away from your vehicle, but either way, that's a close encounter! Bet your pulse was racing!! Thanks for sharing.