jonste
jonste

Safari



These are the moments that make safari photography extremely rewarding, and extremely frustrating. Getting that perfect angle from a wild animal (who would most...
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These are the moments that make safari photography extremely rewarding, and extremely frustrating. Getting that perfect angle from a wild animal (who would most certainly maul or kill you if you left the vehicle) require a massive amount of luck (and maybe some skill), and in most cases you just don't get it. But sometimes you do
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12 Comments | Report
Rosi_Tejeda
 
Rosi_Tejeda April 23, 2018
Amazing shot, you can easily imagine how old is this lion... Congratulations
HabibiPrasad
 
HabibiPrasad April 24, 2018
Nice shot, but looks like you added yellow more
deannefortnam PRO+
 
deannefortnam April 26, 2018
Wow! fabulous
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 May 20, 2018
Absolutely amazing! 😍
jersonbebellolomacsojr
 
jersonbebellolomacsojr May 21, 2018
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tonymorris68
 
tonymorris68 June 01, 2018
Stunning
Paul39 PRO
 
Paul39 September 04, 2018
What a incredible piece of photography, and what a great Warrior Cat.
kellyomcgregor
 
kellyomcgregor November 04, 2019
intense shot. Well done!
steffoto PRO+
 
steffoto April 12, 2020
Dentist needed :) ;) :P
PhotographicSafari
 
PhotographicSafari May 12, 2020
What a stunning shot of Scar! He is surely one animal I hope to see when I visit the Mara in October.
StolenMomentsCandz
 
StolenMomentsCandz May 27, 2020
Stunning
maryphippsseward PRO
 
Wonderful shot of an old warrior!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo is from the Maasai Mara in Kenya.
Time
This was sometime before noon in eastern Africa in August.
Lighting
I took this through the side of our 4WD in natural light.
Equipment
This photo is taken with Nikon D500 and Nikon 200-400mm f4.
Inspiration
The lion is actually yawning here, so for me it was just a matter of readjusting composition slightly and time the shot to get him straight ahead.
Editing
I process all my photos in Lightroom, mainly with contrast, blacks and sharpening.
In my camera bag
Nikon D500 and D750, Nikon 200-400mm f4, Nikon 70-200mm f4, Tamron 15-30mm f2.8, Fujifilm X100F
Feedback
Get out there and shoot, practice composition and learn to anticipate behaviours.

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