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MichaelBagleyPhotography

Old Timer Lion



A 26 year old lion rests after a morning hunt.

A 26 year old lion rests after a morning hunt.
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Contest Finalist in Explore Africa Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Our Natural World Photo Contest
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32 Comments | Report
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta July 05, 2014
Beautiful shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
Ashleyleirer
 
Ashleyleirer July 05, 2014
Wow! Powerful!
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz July 05, 2014
Nice! Congrats on the feature.
debhall PRO+
 
debhall July 05, 2014
Love his mohawk! Congrats on your feature.
iceman2
 
iceman2 July 05, 2014
Wonderful shot.Congratulations on being featured!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 July 05, 2014
Interesting hair-do! Great capture. Congratulations on being featured.
Thimbee
 
Thimbee July 05, 2014
Quite a story. Nice capture. Congrats
Thimbee
 
Thimbee July 05, 2014
Quite a story. Nice capture. Congrats
Thimbee
 
Thimbee July 05, 2014
Quite a story. Nice capture. Congrats
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK July 05, 2014
This old guy clearly has seen a lot of the world. What a great capture of him! Congratulations on your Feature!
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock July 05, 2014
Awesome shot!
troutfly
 
troutfly July 05, 2014
he has his eye on you ... great capture
lesnagy
 
lesnagy July 05, 2014
Excellent photo!
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud July 05, 2014
Nice shot! congrats on your feature.
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 July 05, 2014
WOW... Congrats!! ")
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan July 05, 2014
Stella. Congrats on the feature.
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life July 05, 2014
Ooohhh Myyyy Worddd. how handsome he is !! :):) CONGRATS !!
edstilwell
 
edstilwell July 05, 2014
Very nice!!!
LionesLens
 
LionesLens July 05, 2014
Magnificent! Congratulations on your well deserved win!
heathermcfw PRO+
 
heathermcfw July 07, 2014
nice shot.
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 August 27, 2014
Congrats on being a finalist!
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vbpbeetschen1305821 September 22, 2014
Congratulations
Ladybroken73
 
Ladybroken73 October 10, 2014
fantastic
CherylG
 
CherylG February 17, 2015
Beautiful capture!! Congrats on being featured!!
LucyLoo
 
LucyLoo February 24, 2015
What a superb image of this marvellous "Old Timer". Love this comp and wonderful moment, great detail and expression.
ruthjolly PRO+
 
ruthjolly February 28, 2015
WOAH
ThompsonsPhotography
 
ThompsonsPhotography March 05, 2015
Beautiful capture :)
Bart
 
Bart March 09, 2015
WOW excellent photo, Congrats on your feature!
ankursaini
 
ankursaini April 06, 2015
Beautiful very beautiful :) :)
lianekerry
 
lianekerry August 25, 2015
Such a regal lion!
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 November 06, 2016
Wonderful head on shot.
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett March 10, 2018
Congrats - gorgeous photo - but that's about a 4 year old , you can tell by his mane (Mohawk ) - & they only live 10 -14 years in the wild

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Behind The Lens

Location
On a game drive in Mala Mala, South Africa.
Time
Late morning. We followed this old guy for about two hours, and he finally settled down on this hill around 9:30 a.m.
Lighting
High clouds provided soft, diffuse light.
Equipment
Nikon D610 with a 70-200mm f2.8 lens at 200mm handheld.
Inspiration
The lion's regal pose was perfect for who he is. This is an old lion - probably 25 or so - who had been expelled from his pride because he couldn't hunt as well as the younger males. He was now wandering the bush on his own to find food, and probably didn't have many years left. He was scarred and skinny as he walked, but when he took his place on the hill he portrayed his true essence - The King of the Jungle.
Editing
Minimal in Lightroom.
In my camera bag
Nikon D610; 10.5mm f2.8 fisheye; 12-24 f3.5-4.6; 24-70 f2.8; 70-200 f2.8; two SB900 speedlites; Nikon SU-800 wireless trigger.
Feedback
Go to Africa! It's really difficult to take a BAD photograph in the beautiful bush!!!

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