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Lionesses do the majority of the hunting for their pride, being smaller, swifter and more agile than the males, and unencumbered by the heavy and conspicuous mane, which causes overheating during exertion. They act as a co-ordinated group in order to stalk and bring down the prey successfully. However, if nearby the hunt, males have a tendency to dominate the kill once the lionesses have succeeded.
Female Lion (Panthera leo), Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm, 1/640 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200
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  • Bruce Jones
    Bruce Jonesover 4 years ago

    Awesome!!

  • Thanks a lot Westcoaster!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • inglesina
    inglesinaover 4 years ago

    Great capture :)

  • Thank you very much Inglesina!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • leealanjudy
    leealanjudyover 4 years ago

    Simply amazing! Beautiful capture!

  • Many thanks Lee!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago


    Your Hosts: Jo and Barb

  • My pleasure Barbara!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartover 4 years ago

    Congratulations..your work has been featured in the World Wildlife Photography Group

  • Many thanks Dennis, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • lilylive
    lilyliveover 4 years ago

    they have a hard life the Lionesses, all respect to them. great shot man

  • Thanks a lot Lily!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Dennis Rubin IPA
    Dennis Rubin IPAover 4 years ago

    great work!

  • Thank you very much Dennis!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 4 years ago

    Excellent Konstantinos, immediatally evokes and emotion of tention, well done my dear friend!

  • Many thanks Magaret, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • bugboobunz
    bugboobunzabout 4 years ago


    Thanks for submitting your work in
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  • It’s my pleasure!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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