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Sharp eyes and good senses of hearing and smell make the lion a formidable hunter. Definitely holding the advantage at night with their superior eyesight, these cats love to loll away the heat of the day in a lathargic stupor rather than needlessly expending energy on attentive prey that might present a greater challenge. But come nightfall, life takes on a new zest and vigor and anticipation of the night’s hunt is written all over this young lions features.

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 www.explorationsafrica.com

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  • laurav
    lauravabout 4 years ago

    Great portrait!

  • Thanks Laura!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 4 years ago

    he looks in such good nick too… lovely crispy shot, just right against the blurred background… my, you have been busy!

  • Love your Aussie ‘isms’….‘good nick’…I like that =). Thanks Carol, and yes finally had a day off so have had fun being busy!!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 4 years ago


  • Thanks Kim!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • darby273
    darby273about 4 years ago

    Hey Dan! I think this is one of my favourites.

  • Glad you’re enjoying them Deb!!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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