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Kalagadi Brothers by Prakash Bhikha
Thursday, 18th March 2010

Kalagadi Brothers

by Prakash Bhikha

On a morning drive from Nossob camp we came across these two brothers heading for the watering hole. It was an overcast day and the light was pretty even and somewhat dull, just then the cloud cover broke and the lion got up and it was the right moment to capture this magnificient lion of the Kalagadi. A real regal/royal pose. A moment sooner and it is not in the sun, a little later and there would have been too much sun. These lions have the most magnificient black manes seen anywhere on the continent.
Equipment: Nikon D700 and Nikkor 400mm F2.8 Lens
Prakash Bhikha
Formally trained in architecture, started photography as a hobby about 10 years ago. Went to two Wildlife Photographic Courses and learned a lot from Professional Photographers Emanual Maria and Peter-Carig Cooper.

Kalagadi Brothers by Prakash Bhikha was photo of the day on Thursday, 18th March 2010. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.

27 Comments

sbl

18th March 2010 at 1:53 am

I do like this. Beautiful Lion.

18th March 2010 at 5:32 am

Awesome work Prakash !

18th March 2010 at 7:38 am

Stunning lion and light…makes me lick my lips as I’m going back there in June…thanks for sharing.

Anurag

18th March 2010 at 7:51 am

That’s a terrific shot Prakash.

18th March 2010 at 8:14 am

Awesome light, love the look on his face. Congrats.

Su

18th March 2010 at 8:28 am

What a beautiful shot you can she the battle scars on his face. Congrats on POTD

18th March 2010 at 9:21 am

Pin sharp focus and such a beautiful subject; well done.

Catrin Hinrichs

18th March 2010 at 10:12 am

Great Lion intensity and power expression.

ziggy

18th March 2010 at 11:11 am

O my god, I’m in love! Beautiful beast. His eyes are alive with the light.

18th March 2010 at 1:26 pm

It is the scratches on his nose I like. The scars of victory.

Grete

18th March 2010 at 2:10 pm

Amazing image, dramatically captured his intense gaze! Excellent. Congratulations and greetings.

18th March 2010 at 2:53 pm

Long live the King!

18th March 2010 at 3:50 pm

Hi All,

Thanks for all the comments.

More shots are available on my flickr website from my Kalagadi visit.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31649747@N08

Regards,
Prakash

Marie Dunphy Harding

18th March 2010 at 4:19 pm

You’ve captured this magistic animal beautifully. Thank you.

18th March 2010 at 6:04 pm

The lighting is great! Nice close up image! The King of the Jungle!

Cory Marder

18th March 2010 at 6:18 pm

I sell African safaris and honestly, this is one of the most beautiful pictures I have seen of this magnificent animal. Lions are now endangered and we must do all we can to protect them in the wild. If we keep going as we are in diminishing their habitat, in twenty years we won’t have any lions on this continent. Well done you!

18th March 2010 at 7:55 pm

Prakash….you good ..you good !!!!

Renee

18th March 2010 at 8:30 pm

Wonderful, wonderful! Such a amzing shot Congrats :D

PlanetLover

19th March 2010 at 12:07 am

What a beautiful animal!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great photo.

Sparts

19th March 2010 at 12:42 am

Awesome!

19th March 2010 at 1:00 am

Wow, he looks nice up close.

sonal

19th March 2010 at 4:31 am

Wow, look at what a combination of luck and talent produces.

Terry Gill

19th March 2010 at 5:42 am

I think lions are the most beautiful animals in the world. You did a great job capturing this.

AJ

19th March 2010 at 7:40 am

absolutely stunning – great shot Prakash!

Riaz Carim

23rd March 2010 at 10:03 am

That is amazing picture which tells a story. In life you creat your own luck.

24th March 2010 at 6:39 am

excellent portrait works, details are great, thanks

LOURDES GONZALEZ

1st April 2010 at 2:25 pm

ABSOLUBTELY AMAZING, WHEN YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT MOMENT. ITS A BLESSING, JUST PERFECTION. CONGRATS!

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