Young Male Lion in Morning Light
Caption: Young male lion (Panthera leo) lying on his haunches in early morning light, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana.
Camera: Canon EOS 50D; Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM; Focal Length: 400mm; Shutter speed: 1/160; Aperture: f/5.6; ISO: 400.
The above photo was taken in October last year while staying at Rock Camp in Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana’s Tuli Block. The young lion, with his mane starting to show, was still in his mother’s company. Next week I hope to be back in Mashatu, so it’ll be interesting to see how much he’s grown (no guarantees of course that we will see him again).
The photo was taken fairly early in the morning with some backlight, giving the image a monochrome look. I’ve been preparing some of my wildlife images for printing as greeting cards, so decided to play on this and turn the image into black and white with a very faint sepia tinge – below.
And here’s another greeting card experiment, also in black and white but with the cheetah’s eyes in color:
It’s been some time since I added new photos to my Wildlife Pictures Online Gallery, but have now included a gallery of nineteen Jackal Pictures, featuring mainly black-backed jackals but also with a few side-striped jackal photos.
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