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A real life live lion kill!

jozi1

Tampa, United States

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This may have been the last time the 3 mapogos were photographed in the act of making a kill.We were watching a bird nearby and heard the distress call of a buffalo and rushed over to discover the 3 remaining mapogos on top of a buffalo who was obviously alive when we arrived and it was amazing to see how all 3 lions worked together as a team and it took about 20 minutes for them to kill this very large buffalo.The mapogos were a dominant force in the Sabi Sands for many years ,initally a coalition of 6 ,but at the time of this shot in October 2011,there were only 3 left but they were still a dominant force as can be seen from this action photo,but sInce then the well known Mr.T(mohawk) was killed by the new coalition of 4 Southern males ,so the mapogo legacy is over and they are fighting for survival as they do not have a territory ,but so far are doing ok according to ranger reports in the Sabi Sands.I t is a tough life even though wild and free in the wild.Taken near Ulusaba,Sabi Sands,South Africa

Canon 7d and canon 200 mm f/2.8 lens at 120mm f 4.5 1/200s iso 800

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