Dont come closer its our food! by jozi1


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One of the remaining members of the notorius Mapogo coalition(Panthera leo),not sure if this is Makulu or Pretty boy,i think makula.This was taken soon i. e. 30 minutes after a buffalo kill which we witnessed near ulusaba in October 2011,South Africa

Canon 7d and 100-400 lens at 340mm f 8.0 1/500s iso 3200

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big cat, lion, predator, mapogo, makulu, kill, wild, africa

I am an amateur photographer and mostly photograph wildlife and have a special love for WILD big cats and birds.I am self taught and have never attended a course in photography.I exclusively photograph animals in the WILD which is always challenging! I use only canon equipment and now have 7d , t3i,and power shot 40 sx hs camera`s and use canon 28-135 mm,70-200mm f 2.8 ,100-400mm f 5.6,and 500mm f/4 lenses.

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  • swaby
    swabyalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot!

  • Many thanks,Tina :)

    – jozi1

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 2 years ago

    Stunning close – up!

  • Thanks,Maggie :)

    – jozi1

  • icesrun
    icesrunalmost 2 years ago

    He is certainly scarred, and he has sad eyes!! Excellent capture of him!

  • Thanks,Ciana,life is tough in the wild ,it really is survival of the fittest,they were dominant for 7-8 years until the next younger and stronger coalition pushed the Mapogos out:)

    – jozi1

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 2 years ago

    Stunning shot Tony.

  • Thanks ,Mark it was amazing to see the Mapogos in action :)

    – jozi1

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 2 years ago

    I would love to hear his life’s story :-)

  • Thanks ,me too ,fortunate to have witnessed a tiny bit :)

    – jozi1

  • BonnieWoodson
    BonnieWoodsonalmost 2 years ago

    The detail is so amazing, can even see his scars. I am quite envious of your nature shots :)

  • Many thanks,Bonnie ,i just love the big cats in the wild,can never get enough of them :)

    – jozi1

  • NikonMan
    NikonManalmost 2 years ago


  • My pleasure :)

    – jozi1

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 2 years ago

  • My pleasure,Maggie :)

    – jozi1

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 1 year ago


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  • Thanks much,Laura for the feature :)

    – jozi1

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • My pleasure,David :)

    – jozi1

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