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Traffic chaos
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A900, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-28 2:42
Viewed: 4377
Points: 14
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Hi All,

Just like to show this capture I made on the tarroad from Croc bridge to Lower Sabie in the Krugerpark in fact not only of the nice Lion family which was resting on the tarroad,but as well the behaviour of people to see this event,most of the people in Kruger unfortunatly are only interested in the big cats and when you talk to them in the restcamps or on the road what they saw during their drive,the mostly heard answer is Oh nothing special,whilst I know that every day I have been in kruger is/was special,there is so much to see and enjoy wheather you see a lion family or a group of impala's.

Another human interference you will notice on this capture is that a lot of people throw things out of there car window (like for example the cigarette you will see on the road,we have seen plenty plastic bottles/cans bags alongside the road,hope the behaviour of people will change so we can enjoy parks like this for a long time to come....)

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Hi Paul

A lion family has a trip :) Interesting, they look so quiet. Especially one of them -I think female lion- lies on the way :) Like a comic movie :)

Well seen and captured. Bravo and TFS.

An unusual sighting indeed Paul, well, maybe not so unusual in Africa! A fine grouping of a lion family in sharp focus and good exposure in perfect contrast with the not-so-natural surroundings...

Hello Paul,
This image is disgusting in my opinion, not your camera work it is outstanding. The lions either as they are wonderful. But the humans are what discuss me
and they call us the species with the most intelligence, may be but do we use it? Excellent work Paul, this image is a real eye opener.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-28 5:35]

Hi Paul
Wonderful capture!
Amazing scene:the family lions on the street!
Great shot!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-28 6:16]

Very good photo of this interesting moment, TFS!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-01-28 8:51]

Hi Paul

Yip, an all familiar scene LION FRENZY. Unfortunately the time that can sometimes
bring out the worst in otherwise well behaved and friendly people. Last weekend I saw
3 of Hluhluwe's tree climbing lions, each "roosting" on his own branch, approximately 5
metres above ground level. Some people drove right into the bush until they were right
below the lions. Nothing too extraordinary you might say, but the lady and a young man
were standing upright through the 4x4's sunroof while casually taking photos of the lions.
It only would take a slight jump from the lion to collect a drive in meal. When a passing
parks board officer then instructed them to get back inside the vehicle I could see from
their body language and response that they weren't too happy to adhere to the order.

A lovely family shot, but I must say that the male do look a little on the skinny
side with its ribs clearly showing especially over its back.

Well done MF and TFS.

Hi Paul,
You're right in terms of there are so many things Kruger has to offer besides lions. That doesn't mean lions aren't fascinating.
Great family shot. Wish I can spot lion cubs some day. Never did so far.
Strange they choose the tar road to relax with their young knowing that so many cars are in the neighborhood.

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