Lioness stalking by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
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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
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Comments

  • Scott Denny
    Scott Dennyalmost 4 years ago

    Very nicely timed and captued. Lovin this shot!

  • Thanks a lot Scott, cheers mate!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • Thank you very much Arla!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • DaveOvenden
    DaveOvendenalmost 4 years ago

    Good use of DOf, love the awareness……… Dave

  • Thanks a lot Dave!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Angela!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

    Perfect! Great comp, selective focussing,composition and backligting, well done Kon!

  • Thank you very much Maggie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

  • With pleasure!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

  • My pleasure Maggie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 4 years ago

    Nice capture my friend.Looks like she wants you for lunch ha !..Tom

  • Thanks a lot Tom!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • barbaralynne
    barbaralynnealmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture. This is beautifully composed and focused!!

  • Thank you very much Barbara!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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