Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 105mm, 1/320, f4.5, ISO 1000

Views: 501 Sept 23, 2013

A male lion (Panthera Leo) patrols the outer limits of his territory as dusk falls. Attentive to the signs and scents of the bush, any indication of an interloper’s presence will bring a swift and decisive reaction in order to maintain his dominance over his pride.

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe


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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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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks very much Larry!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Macky
    Mackyover 2 years ago

    A stunning comp Dan, the light wasn’t easy here I’m sure!!

  • Thanks Macky….and yes I was having a seriously interesting time trying to control the exposure!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    24 April 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    24 April 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombabout 2 years ago

    WOW – what a shot

  • Thanks so much Loree! Love it when things come together like this=).

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    Very atmospheric Dan…nice.

    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Always appreciate your comments! Thanks very much Derek.

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossabout 2 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...10 months ago

    25 September 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB10 months ago

    September 26, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks so much Teresa!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes10 months ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks very much Maggie!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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