Photo of the Day Contest
Dramatic Dawn by Andrew Schoeman
Monday, 8th April 2013

Dramatic Dawn

by Andrew Schoeman

On our morning drive we had a spectacular and dramatic sunrise, the storm clouds with the sun breaking through provided a wonderful backdrop to the Male Lion that was searching for his pride.
Equipment: Nikon D4 with 200-400 f4 lens
Andrew Schoeman
I am a avid wildlife photographer and I have been fortunate enough to work in a number of game reserves in South Africa as well as the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Okavango Delta in Botswana, I am based in Nelspruit South Africa and try to get into wild places as often as possible.I currently freelance as a Wildlife photographic host to a variety of destinations across Africa.

Dramatic Dawn by Andrew Schoeman was photo of the day on Monday, 8th April 2013. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


8th April 2013 at 8:19 am

Impresive in all aspects .. congrat … Thorsten


8th April 2013 at 8:47 am

How wonderful!! It’s magnificent and so fierce!! excellent shot!

8th April 2013 at 9:00 am


Ger Dalton

8th April 2013 at 9:24 am

Really beautiful photo, captures a wonderful moment of anticipation, a new day, new beginning


8th April 2013 at 11:09 am



8th April 2013 at 12:07 pm

Majestic and beautiful background!

Paul Dass

8th April 2013 at 1:23 pm

What a stunning shot it is. It is so royal, the sun rise colour effect on the sky is so beautiful, the king is looking with magnanimity.

Kathy Bryant

8th April 2013 at 1:56 pm

Respectfully majestic


8th April 2013 at 2:35 pm

Anyone thinking The Lion King?? I definitely am – wonderful shot of a magnificent animal! Thank you for sharing

8th April 2013 at 3:41 pm

Fantastic shot!

Ellen Cotton

8th April 2013 at 4:10 pm


8th April 2013 at 5:31 pm

did he ever find his pride? or do you know? Thanks for a great pic.!

8th April 2013 at 7:04 pm

Great one Andrew!

8th April 2013 at 9:17 pm

Great silhouette Andrew!


8th April 2013 at 10:57 pm

Awesome image Andrew!!

Laura Milholland

8th April 2013 at 11:32 pm

Such a noble profile. Lovely silhouette with great colors.

11th April 2013 at 11:34 pm

Great photo! Well done!

Marc Mol

14th April 2013 at 12:14 pm

A “Holy Grail” of an iconic image superbly mastered Andrew.

Keith Elliott

14th April 2013 at 6:40 pm

What a great shot! It would also be nice to know WHERE it was captured…. could be Tanzania or the Bronx Zoo. The magic is in the details.

18th April 2013 at 9:46 am

very nice capture

Bomber Kent

18th April 2013 at 8:52 pm

Great silhouette Andrew, am still practicing that !


3rd May 2013 at 2:35 am

Great shot. We loved Nelspruit and Kruger. Had some fantastic animal encounters including the lions.

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