The sun’s setting, pressures on to get back to camp before the gates close….but just have to check out what might be around the next bend! Having only just thrown off the days lethargy, this young lion’s mind was evidently turning to the pressing need to fill his belly and set off on the impending hunt. Alert to the beckoning sounds and smells that could lead to the evenings banquet, the air is charged with anticipation. Lower Sabie,

Kruger National Park, South Africa


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Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at

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  • laurav
    lauravabout 4 years ago

    Brill capture!

  • Thanks Laura!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    magnificent animal, magnificent capture!

  • Thank you very much Andrea!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...about 4 years ago


  • Thank you very much, Tereza!! Much appreciated.

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 4 years ago

    beautiful shot… and ANOTHER feature… well done… (such a lovely look in the lion’s eyes)

  • Thanks Carol….you’re the one that got me into this group thing!!!… always good to have someone to blame =)). There is a peculiar quality to the look that I can’t quite put my finger on that goes beyond ‘my stomachs rumbling’ that I’m not sure how to put into words, but that’s what jumped out at me as well as I was observing him.

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittabout 4 years ago

    Oh, sooo lovely

  • Thanks Ginger. He certainly is gorgeous…if you can call a guy gorgeous!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittabout 4 years ago

    I can…….and do.

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