King of the Night

Owed To Nature

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Lion, Panthera leo. The King of beasts. One of Africa’s “Big Five.” Though he spends most of the day asleep, he’s become a symbol of power, bravery and royalty. Run into this majestic creature at night and you’ll know why. With excellent night vision, lion rules the darkness, stalking and hunting prey with deadly precision.

Coming face to face with an adult male lion on a nighttime game drive is a quintessential African experience. In a open safari vehicle, the only thing between you and him is a few feet of air filled with the red light from your guide’s spotlight. They say you are safe in a safari vehicle because animals only recognize the overall large shape of a vehicle and don’t see individual (and edible) occupants inside. At least that’s the mantra you repeat to yourself when you catch his eye and he makes very real eye contact with you, not with some inanimate Land Rover.


Night drive at Little Tubu, Hunda Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Focal length 400mm, Exposure 1/40 sec at f/5.6, ISO 6400
Shot handheld, using the available light of safari guide’s night spotlight only



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