Lion Spotting


If you have read my post Take your camera to the bathroom (and other Kalahari safari tips), you will know that spotting any of the big cats in the Kalahari can be hard work.  It is all a matter of persistence and a lot of luck to be in the right place at the right time. Sometimes you need to depend on the sharp eyes of other visitors to the area to find interesting sightings.  Very occasionally you get lucky when you least expect it, as Willie did while travelling to another camp on an errand. He came across this very relaxed lioness with her cubs.

The soft afternoon light gives these photos an ethereal, almost painting-like quality.




For more info and stories about the Kalahari see Kalahari Series I – 2009 and Kalahari  Series II – 2011.

About lisa@notesfromafrica

I live on the Southern coast of South Africa, and write about the things that interest, amuse or inspire me. You can find me at and (my photoblog)
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7 Responses to Lion Spotting

  1. Fantastic photos, thanks for sharing them! Lions are amazing creatures.

  2. Estie says:

    Beatiful pictures. Well done!

  3. I love these pics- you’re right- the lighting makes them very special. Nice work!

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