Lioness stalking

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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. They take advantage of factors that reduce visibility; many kills take place near some form of cover or at night. They sneak up to the victim until they reach a distance of around 30 metres (98 ft) or less. Typically, several lionesses work together and encircle the herd from different points.
Lioness (Panthera leo), Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 400 mm, 1/1000 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.


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