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Digital Calendar photo description


Early morning in the SabiSand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, this mating Lion got a major surprise when the Lionesstook exception, snarled and snapped at the Lion in disagreement. The Lion jumped and grimaced at the unexpected attack.

Lion  -  Panthera leo

Call of the African Wild, King of African Carnivores. Low but large andpowerful, weighing between 190 and 260 kg.

Coat: short except for tail tuft and male's mane;  appearing during his third year, maximumdevelopment at five years.

While prey is plentiful, Lions spend 20 hours out of 24 conservingenergy, becoming active in late afternoon; 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 reactimmediately and take advantage. Lions kill and often eat all the othercarnivores, including Leopards and Cheetahs, but rarely Hyenas.

Nikon D3s,  12.1 megapixelresolution,  FX format,  AF VR-Nikkor 80-400 mm  f4.5-5.6 D lens

 focal length at 160 mm  1/2000th sec @ f8, ISO 1800

Semi-finalistImage:  Wildlife Photographer of the Year2011,  Natural History Museum, London

Photograph by Trevor Woodburn