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Taken at ReePark in Denmark, this lioness jumps 4 meters in the air to get it’s weekly feed of raw meat !
She stood there,crouched, bobbing up and down, ready to pounce on her prey !
When she had gained her confidence and raw strength, she simply exploded and took the enormous jump!
She then hung all her body weight,swinging from side to side while digging her claws into the hanging meat until a big piece fell off,leaving her to fall to the ground and run off with her prize.

Amongst lions, it’s the lioness that hunts and finds the food, the male simply waits until the job is done and then comes and enjoys the meal.A scene not uncommon to humans?
Taken with a Nikon D700 and a 70-200mm lens with aa 17mm tc (340mm)

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  • oulgundog
    oulgundogover 3 years ago

    My God .. I thought our cat could Jump! Nice one!

  • It could jump this height if this lioness was running after it !!!!!!!!!thanks Steve !

    – Alan Mattison

  • FranEvans
    FranEvansover 3 years ago

    What an incredible shot! I can’t even take a photo of an inanimate object without it being blurred!

  • Thanks Fran! I coudn’t play football in my slippers !!?? you need the gear for the job , then it’s not so difficult !

    – Alan Mattison

  • Jenifer  Bunnett
    Jenifer Bunnettover 3 years ago

    Wow…very dramatic! Fab.

  • thanks a lot, Jenni !

    – Alan Mattison

  • czanti
    czantiover 3 years ago


  • pleased you think so !! thanks

    – Alan Mattison

  • sueyo
    sueyoover 3 years ago

    OMG what forequarters she has, great action shot Alan :))

  • and when you are close by, their raw power makes your jaw drop !!thanking you

    – Alan Mattison

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 3 years ago

    Whoa… now that’s some shot Alan!!! Must have been great to see this :D

  • as it truly was! she stood, crouched, bobbing up and down, gaining courage and strength then suddenly she just exloded and did the jump!! She hung all her weight while digging her claws into the meat, until a big bit fell off, leaving her to fall to the ground and run off with her prize !! thanks Eva !

    – Alan Mattison

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 3 years ago

    Cat’s really are magnificent animals, no matter what size… the sheer strength is amazing : )

  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 3 years ago

    exellent action shot!!! georgie

  • thank you, Geogie, nice hearing from you !

    – Alan Mattison

  • Nicole Besch
    Nicole Beschover 3 years ago

    WOWWW…what a FANTASTIC shot!!! You were there at the right moment!!!

  • thank you, Nicole, but my arms ached because I held the camera pointed at the haunch of meat for soooo long while I waited for the jump !!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Toni Kane
    Toni Kaneover 3 years ago

    Wow, great action shot.

  • thanks a lot, Toni !!

    – Alan Mattison

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