Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Out of the Jurisdiction: Lion

We saw zebra, impalas and a rhino in a field all looking in the same direction.  
That usually means one thing.  A predator was near.


This lone battle-scarred male lion wandered into view.  It was daytime and his potential meals 
had all seen him.  He lost the element of surprise.  


So, the lion sauntered past our vehicle (within about five feet) and moved to another area, 
hoping to catch some food unaware.


19 comments:

Andy said...

WOW!

LuiZ FernandoS said...

Wow!

Luis Gomez said...

Cool!

Kate said...

From what I understand, seeing lions in these places is not a common sight. You were very lucky to locate and photograph this marvelous beast. When in South Africa, I saw all kinds of animals, but the lions were elusive. You must be having a GREAT time. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: You are having way too much fun this year, Jack!!

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, fabulous shots, Jack !
He seems to be an older lion...?

Mersad said...

Amazing photography. I'm in awe!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

EG CameraGirl said...

NICE!

Michelle said...

How fantastic!

Sharon Anck said...

What fantastic shots Jack!

Taken For Granted said...

Intimate lion photos. That lion was checking to see if your car window was down. Hope it wasn't.

Virginia said...

I was impressed then I remembered the lens you were using and now I"m blown away. Excellent images Jack!

Sylvia K said...

Amazing captures, Jack!! That lion does look a tad worn, but he does seem to be checking you out with hungry eyes!!! Awesome images indeed!!

RedPat said...

He will need to send one of his ladies out for a meal later - the females are better hunters, aren't they?

William Kendall said...

A magnificent animal. Great shots of him, Jack.

Halcyon said...

Wow. What a beautiful creature.

Randy said...

He look old in that third shot.

Stefan Jansson said...

Scary story in the news about woman who was killed by a lion while in her car with the windows down. Glad that you are still with us!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Magnificent creatures, well captured Jack.

jennyfreckles said...

Amazing. What a venerable old beast he looks. Quite touching in a way. I'm glad you didn't provide his dinner.