The Lions Stare

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I have been a little quiet this last week... perhaps just as well! I thought I would share an image with you all, something I love to do. How can one help it when this meets you outside your back door!


Lions Stare
(Canon 7D; f/8; 1/125sec; ISO-320; 400mm)


A young male lion (Panthera leo) stares at food potential a short distance off. He had spent the day with the pride resting up in the shade of a thicket. Generally, during the late afternoon the pride will stir. Young cubs will be fed and the pride will prepare for the next hunt, normally a nocturnal affair, although in Mana Pools the hunt quite commonly occurs in both the early morning and late afternoon. Eight lions were counted in this pride and two small cubs were apparently hidden in the thicket.

What has this got to do with business... well, err, nothing, but you do occasionally peep out your window at work, don't you?

He blogs at South of the Africa Equator. Of course Andrew does Twitter a bit - and LinkedIn: Andrew Field and I am trying Google+ too - please feel free to link up.
Harare, Zimbabwe.

Andrew Field

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@ Lesley... greetings to you! I was chatting about you to somebody we know in common just the other day, and I cannot for the likes of me think who that was... I think it was something to do with my involvement with the BSAP Regimental Association?? Sorry to make you homesick... I consider myself so privileged to be able to get into the bush and share space with the wild... Thanks everyone for your comments... I'll post another snapshot today!

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Jo Berry

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Awesome photo Andrew and thanks for sharing with us. I am looking forward to seeing more of your recent trip.

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Danielle de Valera

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So beautiful, Andrew.

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Lesley Pyke

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Show off!! LOL!!! Makes me very homesick! Give my love to Zim. Cheers Les

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Andrew Field

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@Carolyn at @Angus ... Thanks... 3,000 images to get through... It's Hell in Africa...

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Angus Whitton

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@"What has this got to do with business" Not sure that that matters in this case! Keep on snapping! And publishing.. Angus

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Carolyn Williams

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@What has this got to do with business... well, err, nothing, but you do occasionally peep out your window at work, don't you? Vital to share our world with the animal kingdom if we are to remain centred Andrew. Thank you , love the picture and story. C:)x

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Andrew Field

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@Shelley and @Robert... thanks. I had such a wonderful experience on this last trip, crawling up to lion prides and photographing them in the nude (no silly, twas not I in the nud) ... I felt very much like a certain French photographer... I mean the male species of these animals are the kings of the jungle... so my efforts to secure images of their naked princesses were just shameful... ahem...

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Robert Craven

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Just great... RC

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Shelley Fishel

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What an awesome view to see out your window! Please do share some more photos of your trip. Have a fantastic weekend. Shelley

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