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Lekhubu



Our guide in Botswana had named this male lion Lekhubu.

The black-maned lion is peculiar to the Kalahari area of Botswana. We were fortunate enoug...
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Our guide in Botswana had named this male lion Lekhubu.

The black-maned lion is peculiar to the Kalahari area of Botswana. We were fortunate enough to come upon a pride with the male leader, 5 cubs, and 4 females. It was barely sunrise and the pride was returning from a nighttime kill of a wildebeest and feed. They were heading in for a well-earned nap. First the big male went ahead to make find a safe resting area, then he called a couple of the cubs to join him, and finally the rest of the pride came and they settled down for a nap. It was one of the most exciting things I have ever seen. At times we were within 30 feet of them in our open-topped vehicle.


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Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 32
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UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank April 24, 2018
I'm impressed on your informative story line. Thanks for the education. Now to the meat and potatoes. It is always a pleasure to see you earn a most deserving award, here, "Staff Favorite" for this excellent prowess in wildlife photography. Well done, Kay.
Wizzard PRO+
 
Wizzard April 25, 2018
Awesome shot of the King! Congrats on your award,Kay!
mihrt
 
mihrt April 27, 2018
Congrats on winning STAFF FAVORITE for APRIL !!!!! Truly a stunning capture - well deserving of that AWARD !
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis April 28, 2018
Amazing shot and story line well done:-)
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi April 29, 2018
Kay what lenses do you use on shots like this
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo May 07, 2018
What Unk said
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 May 09, 2018
Congratulations !! WON STAFF FAVORITE
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 May 09, 2018
Voted Image of the Month
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle May 09, 2018
Wow - congrats on the staff favorite! Another masterpiece from your Africa trip. Beautiful portrait of this awesome animal.
p_eileenbaltz
 
p_eileenbaltz May 30, 2018
Beautifully captured image! Congratulations on being chosen a contest finalist for 'image of the month'....good luck!
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 30, 2018
Stunning
RMBphoto PRO+
 
RMBphoto May 31, 2018
Wonderful, Kay! Congrats on being a finalist in the Image of the Month contest!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 June 01, 2018
Congratulations !!!! Kay , Won Contest Finalist in Image of the Month , good luck !!
Pmcclure
 
Pmcclure June 05, 2018
Congratulations!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis June 07, 2018
Congratulations Kay on your finalist Award, Always loved your Big cats well done:-0
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 June 08, 2018
Voted Social Exposure
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank June 11, 2018
Voted Social Exposure for one of my favorites.
Elyzabeth PRO
 
Elyzabeth June 14, 2018
Voted Social Exposure ;)
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo August 14, 2018
(Belated) Congrats on being a Finalist, Kay!
nina050 PRO
 
nina050 August 16, 2018
I have thoroughly enjoyed getting caught up with your gallery, Kay...some pretty awesome stuff here!
nina050 PRO
 
nina050 August 16, 2018
And congrats on your wins with this! Well deserved!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 September 19, 2018
Congratulations on your Finalist win in Imgae of the month Photo Contest!
Elyzabeth PRO
 
Elyzabeth October 28, 2018
Voted Celebrating Nature :)

Behind The Lens

Location
Botswana
Time
Just after sunrise.
Lighting
Beautiful Golden Hour!
Equipment
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom
Inspiration
The enormous opportunity!
Editing
Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw, Topaz Denoise, Topaz Detail
In my camera bag
2 Canon camera bodies, wide-angle lens, telephoto lens, macro lens, 'walkaround' lens, all Canon L-Series lenses
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Go to Botswana, get a fabulous guide, and take pictures constantly!

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