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6: select "desktop" from the top menu tabs
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Digital Calendar photo description 

Family Portrait


Early morning in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, several Lionesses

and their cubs were on the move when this group suddenly stopped

and appeared to pose for a "family portrait"


Lion  -  Panthera leo


Call of the African Wild, King of African Carnivores. Low but large and powerful, weighing between 190 and 260 kg. Coat: short except for tail tuft and male's mane;  appearing during his third year, maximum development at five years. While prey is plentiful, Lions spend 20 hours out of 24 conserving energy, becoming active in late afternoon. They  hunt most actively early and late at night and for a couple hours after daybreak. Lions can become active at any time, day or night, hungry or gorged, so that when easy opportunities to catch prey present themselves, they react immediately and take advantage. Lions kill and often eat all the other carnivores, including Leopards and Cheetahs, but rarely Hyenas.

Lion cubs tend to be woolly with greyish, spotted coats when born, changing to an adult coat by three months of age.


Nikon D3,  12.1 megapixel resolution,  FX format,  AF VR-Nikkor 80-400 mm  f4.5-5.6 D lens

 focal length at 400 mm, 1/400th sec @ f7.1, ISO 3200

Photograph by Trevor Woodburn