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Copyright: Peter Thomas (FunkyMunky) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 0 N: 608] (3154)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-12-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Digital EOS 350D, Sigma 70-300mm
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): some blood, but it's nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-17 21:44
Viewed: 8450
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While travelling through the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve we spotted these two lions tearing apart a wildebeest calf that the one had just caught.

They had earlier caught the mother and the bewildered calf came innocently walking by, and promptly became desert!

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Putty gorry but such is life. I would like to see more of this side of nature on TN.

Bravo Peter! Good morning! Incredible well capture scene of fight for the bone between those two Lions! You are the luckiest photographer in TN and I am jealous! Bravo again my friend!Incredible indeed!
George Veltchev

Nice Kitty... sorry, I mean Mr. Kitty.

What a wonderful composition.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-12-18 1:38]

Hi Peter

An impressive (fortunate) capture of these 2 males. My parents always taught me never to
play with my food, but obviously these animals were not privy to such upbringing (chuckle).
A wonderful capture in animal behaviour and I like the technical aspects of the image.

Well done and TFS.
Take care and have a great weekend.

During this time of year the commercialised words "Peace & Goodwill" always gets blown
out or proclaimed in a superfluous plethora of advertisements, catalogues and billboards
by the mass media, radio and TV. Wherever one looks or listens you get blasted with
this notion, but spare a moment in your thoughts and prayers to the ill-fated realities of
those less fortunate. Those that are living in war torn countries, those whose lives were
disrupted by natural catastrophes, those that do not have enough food on the table,
those who are removed from friends and family, those who do not have the privilege of
love and laughter in their lives.

FAITH makes all things possible
LOVE makes all things BEAUTIFUL,
It is my whish that you will have all three of these in abundance for this Christmas.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a wonderful New Year!

Ciao Peter.
Bellissima foto che mostra lanatura selvaggia per la sopravivenza.Ottima composizione ,belli i colori,super la nitidezza.
Ciao Marco.

A great sighting Peter and you did well in getting a sharp, well exposed image of the moment.
Well done and TFS

Hi Peter,
As usual, I was planning to write something regarding your excellent and timely capture, but after reading Loot's fine note it became obvious hat I have nothing else to add...

Hello Peter.
Impressive photo with good composition and very good sharpness.
Regards, Christodoulos.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2010-12-18 11:55]

Hi Peter
very strange picture, where is the lion and where is the calf?
Maybe it is one lion with one head and to bodies ;-)
Great action shot anyway of these two so often found sleeping

Bonjour Peter,
Très belle scène de la vie suauvage magnifiquement restituée dans toute sa puissance.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Hi Peter,
An impressive capture for you, not so good for the Wildabeast mother and calf. Good timing and nice natural setting. Well done.

Looks like a scene from BBC Earth. Sad, but this is the Circle of Life. TFS. Like George says, we fellow photographers envy your luck in getting this picture.

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