I spent two days in the Kruger park last August, enjoying the South African parks and animals.
This is a mixed feeling to spend some time in those parks. For some part, it`s a unique experience since you have so many animals everywhere, so many facilities to enjoy wildlife. But, on the other hand, you miss the wild spirit you can find in smaller parks. You have to know that about 1 million tourists are visiting the Kruger each year and everything is done to help this (nice roads, good direction posts, great spots to rest, picnic and restaurant areas. You even can find a good supermarket with more stuffs than I can find in Beira Mozambique everyday).
Anyway, for shooting wildlife, Kruger park is still a great destination. Here, we met a lion which left the main road for a small track. He was leaving a group after having got his part of a prey.
He passed something like 1 meter behind our car, in a graceful manner without even looking at us. I had time for about 20 shots in about 1 minute, trying to get a good focus and a nice composition.
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mporta (3812) 2009-10-03 15:05
Great wildlife portrait with good sharpness, composition and DOF.
This summer I spent too some days in a game drive in Namibia, but i never met a lion, so i'm content with this your beautifl view
Rockyboy (20598) 2009-10-10 11:51
Si j'ai eu le Léopard à quelques mètres du minibus dans lequel je me trouvais, toi tu as eu la chance de voir cette lionne avec le poil encore rouge du sang de sa proie. Elle est en tout cas magnifique et à l'instar du moment où j'ai pris mon léopard, j'imagine que cela a dû être un moment intense de ton safari! Bravo également!
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-14
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L USM IS, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-10-03 14:33