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Our guides call him the Lecaba male as he came from Lecaba Island in Deception Valley before claiming the area and the lionesses near Kalahari Plains as his. He is big and strong with the characteristic dark mane of the Kalahari. His roar can be heard up to 5 miles (8 km) into the distance but from a few feet away, you don’t hear him as much as you feel him reach deep into your soul, awakening primal senses that have laid dormant for generations.

Male lion (Panthera leo) at Kalahari Plains, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Handheld, Focal length 400mm, Exposure 1/250 sec at f/5.6, ISO 2500

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During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Nature10 months ago

    Description by  Owed to Nature

  • Our guides call him the Lecaba male as he came from Lecaba Island in Deception Valley before claiming the area and the lionesses near Kalahari Plains as his. He is big and strong with the characteristic dark mane of the Kalahari. His roar can be heard up to 5 miles (8 km) into the distance but from a few feet away, you don’t hear him as much as you feel him reach deep into your soul, awakening primal senses that have laid dormant for generations.


    Lion (Panthera leo), Kalahari Plains, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
     

    – Owed to Nature


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  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boynton10 months ago

    I really like how you’ve softened the grass around the lion so that our attention is focussed on that wonderful expression and beautiful light. I’m looking forward to seeing all your photos, Sylvia!!

  • What lovely comments! I admit I followed nature’s lead… The grasses were long and soft. And with an African breeze they swayed oh-so softly… So pleased you like the results. Thank You Mieke!

    – Owed to Nature

  • lynn carter
    lynn carter10 months ago

    wonderful picture and l love the info too , would love to have been there xx

  • Thank you Lynn! So glad you enjoyed my description too. Africa is so special and safari such a tremendous opportunity that I’m hoping I’m able to share not just images but give you a chance to experience it with me.

    – Owed to Nature

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belaj10 months ago

    Outstanding work!

  • Thank you very much Ana!

    – Owed to Nature

  • trish725
    trish72510 months ago

    Fantastic work!

  • Thank you so much Trish!

    – Owed to Nature

  • jozi1
    jozi110 months ago

    Awesome,Sylvia :)

  • Many Thanks Tony!

    – Owed to Nature

  • jozi1
    jozi110 months ago

  • Even more Thanks and appreciation. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon10 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Fabulous capture, .

  • Thank you Ann!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Macky
    Macky10 months ago

    Great job!!

  • Thank you so very much Macky!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Anthony McCracken
    Anthony McCracken10 months ago

    Congratulations! And thank you for making us smile with your wonderful work

    May 1st, 2014

    CLICK HERE to see your work with the other features!!!

  • Thank you Anthony! Your generosity and feature is so very much appreciated… Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

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