Khaudum Lion running at sunset 106_0609_RJ

This African Lion ran across the road ahead of us in Khaudum, a little known park on the eastern border of Namibia with Botswana. I set a slow shutter speed and panned with the lion, using a 100-400 Canon lens. The light level was so low I could do nothing else.

 

  • Jutta Maue Kay 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Born to be Wild and Free, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    Well, it worked just fine ;-) Wonderful effect. You got him in perfect focus. Great light too. I need to try some of this next time.
  • Jacques S G 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called @ Large and Out of Africa, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • John Frisch 8y

    What a magnificent set and a wonderful panning image here.
  • Steve Creel 7y

    Every morning in Africa a gazelle awakens knowing it must today run faster than the fastest lion or it will be eaten. Every morning a lion awakens knowing it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It matters not whether you are a gazelle or a lion, when the sun rises you had better be running.
    -- African Proverb
  • starbucksgirl26 7y

    Wow I love the action in this shot...great capture!!!
  • Nicoleta Coe 7y

    Very interesting!!
  • Tom Logsdon 7y

    Great shot, I love how you can see the motion of him running.
  • Lochaven - just back 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Your Preferred Picture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Miguel. 7y


    Wow great capture of our nature
    I have seen this shot in: Earth Nature
  • Piet Grobler 6y

    I think you did extremely well with this shot!

    This photo was seen in:
    Wild animals in action (WAIA)
    Please invite your contacts whom you know will have pictures that will fit into this group!
  • Event Horizon Studios 2 5y

    Klasse Foto! Es passt thematisch super in unsere Gruppe und wir würden uns freuen, wenn du es bei uns hinzufügen würdest! Schau doch mal vorbei...
    www.flickr.com/groups/momente_der_bewegung
  • Merv Colton 4y

    Oh boy - this is superb! you must have just added it to the keep it wild group? I'm glad you did.

    Excellent shot!
    merv.
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Taken on September 6, 2003
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