Photo of the Day Contest
Lion in Flight by Morkel Erasmus
Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Lion in Flight

by Morkel Erasmus

An apex predator supremely focused on the prey in front of her. I will never forget this amazing morning where we witnessed the entire process of a pride of lions stalking, chasing and devouring their breakfast in the Kalahari desert.
Equipment: Nikon D3s, Nikkor 500mm f4 VR-II
Morkel Erasmus
I have always been amazed by the natural beauty in the landscape, wildlife and bird-life of Southern Africa. Picking up a camera has just enhanced that appreciation and pushed me to further explore the wild places left in my native homeland. Join me on my website/blog, on Facebook and on 500px as I share my experiences with you! An Industrial Engineer by profession, and an accomplished artist across many genres, from music to poetry, I have always enjoyed whatever allows me to express my creativity to the fullest. Photography turned out to be the perfect 'marriage' between my engineering brain and artistic soul. Showing off God's glorious creation is something I enjoy immensely. You can now join me on safari with Wild Eye. Check out for more info.

Lion in Flight by Morkel Erasmus was photo of the day on Wednesday, 27th March 2013. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


Harshavardhan Bhat

27th March 2013 at 3:54 am

Nice capture Morkel

Stu Bowie

27th March 2013 at 5:08 am

Great timing to get all four feet off the ground. Well captured Mork.

27th March 2013 at 8:05 am

Well captured Mork.Grat.

Jason Stander

27th March 2013 at 8:08 am

Was wondering when I would see this awesome shot here… once again… OUTSTANDING!

Pamela North

27th March 2013 at 8:16 am

You have captured the power of this magnificent creature. Great work!

27th March 2013 at 9:35 am

Nice capture, a lioness at full stretch shows her great power when running.

Kathy Bryant

27th March 2013 at 11:01 am

Indeed perfect timing of God’s creature.
Beautifully outstretched, determined
action!!! Soft colors are awesome


27th March 2013 at 12:09 pm


27th March 2013 at 3:56 pm


Laura Milholland

27th March 2013 at 4:19 pm

All 4 in the air, and superb catch of every detail. An amazing image! Congratulations.

27th March 2013 at 7:42 pm

Excellent. Isn’t she beautiful!

27th March 2013 at 8:37 pm

Thank you all for the very kind comments…

27th March 2013 at 9:46 pm

Astonishing image

27th March 2013 at 11:38 pm

Sublime moment !

29th March 2013 at 12:38 am

One word, Wow!

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