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Lion, Kruger NP

This lion was standing about 10m from the spot where the impala from the previous photo was photographed - although not at the same time.

I am unable to determine if this is a pride male or no. A few weeks ago, we had seen a lioness in this spot, part of a pride of 9 females and cubs that had been there just before our arrival - so obviously, this area is part of a pride's range.

This male also looks to be confident, relatively young and healthy - except for the ribs showing. But his companion was definitely quite mangy-looking and appeared to be well past his "use by" date - not to mention being extremely nervous. So I am a little undecided.

Shot Details
Canon 1D Mk2, 500/4L IS, 1.4x TC
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