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Pride

Some of these shots were a bit challenging from a light perspective. Lions love to lie in the shade, which creates some dramatic luminescence differences. I could have tried HDR, but it didnt feel right for such a natural scene, so I decided to just make the best of it :-)

 

I can watch the big cats for hours, they fascinate me. It's a little surprising how drawn to them I am. Sometimes the temptation to jump out of the truck and interact with them is quite intense, although so far I've managed to resist! I have to assume that is not a compulsion I inherited from my Hunter Gatherer ancestors. Not a particularly effective survival skill.

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Taken on September 19, 2011