|Copyright: Natley Prinsloo (Mamagolo2)
|Date Taken: 2009-10-19|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-11-27 8:20|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This one is from my archives of lion photo's. This one was not very happy with us around and watched every move we made.|
The kill was right next to the road and photography opportunities many.
Enjoy and comments are welcome.
Lions are the only social members of the cat family. A pride will consist of a number of related females, some younger males (young enough that the dominant male does not consider them a threat) and any cubs. Typically the hunting is done by the older females of the pride, who have learned to work together to outflank predators and set up ambushes. Although the females do the killing, the males are all too happy to join in the feast once the food arrives. The dominant male in particular is quick to lay claim to the choicest parts. Only after all the adults have had their fill can the cubs safely join in. After the meal, as they clean up, one can definitely see that they are related to house cats.
Source: On the Matrix
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