Lions Playing In Water by Michael  Moss

Two juvenile lions playing in the Sand River, Lion Sands South Africa. This shot was a second place winner in a National Geographic Adventure magazine contest.

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Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM 1/500s f/8.0 at 560.0mm iso400

The entire series of shots of the lions playing can be seen here: link to photos

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I am an amateur photographer with a love of travel. I mostly enjoy landscape and wildlife photography. I live in California which provides a great deal of opportunities for great photography.

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  • Stephie Butler
    Stephie Butlerover 5 years ago

    WOW….You really have got some fabulous shots….Love your work…..

  • Mariann Rea
    Mariann Reaover 5 years ago

    Haha, superb pose! Well done on the contest!

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 5 years ago

    Whoaaaaaa! awesome capture!

  • wingedwon
    wingedwonover 5 years ago

    Fantastic action shot Michael

  • Nickolay Stanev
    Nickolay Stanevover 5 years ago

    Great capture! :)

  • Adrian Paul
    Adrian Paulover 5 years ago

    Congratulations Michael. This photo has won the African Art & Photography The Big Five challenge and has been featured on our home page. As challenge winner you now have the privilege of selecting our next challenge topic. Please look through our previous topics so that you don’t choose one of those and if you have time, get back to me within the next week. Regards, Adrian

  • Thank you Adrian and to all that voted voted for my picture. I will get back to you shortly on a new challange.

    – Michael Moss

  • Adrian Paul
    Adrian Paulover 5 years ago

    Thanks Michael

  • Whirligig
    Whirligigover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on winning the group challenge with this one Michael. What an awesome sight this would have been! Sure beats the normal sightings of lions under a tree, and if you’re lucky you see an ear flick………

  • Thank you, If you want to see the whole series of pictures I took, follow the link below. This shot was the best, but I have others too. It was amazing to watch big cats play like kitties and dogs.

    – Michael Moss

  • Brad Francis
    Brad Francisover 5 years ago

    Amazing capture Michael. I’d image it would be pretty rare to see this, but to capture the image, and in great quality as well….wow.

  • Leon Rossouw
    Leon Rossouwover 5 years ago

  • Thank you !

    – Michael Moss

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