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Good morning....
Thank you for all your votes and comments and a big thank you to Fred263, Brian65 and Billy (Williamsloan) for their UA's, all much appreciated
As promised some more of the lioness's on their kill. In the past I featured some lion cubs and also the miserable lion that was thrown out of the pride. Well this is his Mom and two sisters, his Moms two new teenage cubs and his sisters two teenage cubs...making a pride of 7. The other sister is now also pregnant. These four cubs consist of 3 females and a male. Sadly they are all already ganging up on him. He managed to grab a few bites of the warthog kill and was then pushed aside, he was laying one side covered in and guts a part they don't usually eat but a small warthog is hardly a feast for 7. In one of the images you will see him to the side of them looking on. Every time he approached they would growl. It really was a feeding frenzy and a sight to behold.
I know LynneJoyce loves Warthogs, so this may make you sad Lynne....in the last version you can see they have discarded his little leg and trotter.....poor little warthog. Incidentally warthog are a favourite meal for lion....

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Mar 2014 - 4:34 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Blood and guts
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:21 Mar 2014 - 4:27 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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781969
781969  1 India
21 Mar 2014 - 4:35 AM

Very close encounter,superb.

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
21 Mar 2014 - 4:40 AM

You were quite close to those "cats " with 300mm (450) focal lenght ! - Scary ! - But very good images , Colleen! --- Jukka.

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 4:42 AM


Quote: You were quite close to those "cats " with 300mm (450) focal lenght ! - Scary ! - But very good images , Colleen! --- Jukka.

We got even closer to two males and a lioness the day before, the male walked 2 meters from our Tracker sitting on the front of the vehicle....another days upload.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 5:53 AM

Fabulous set featuring my favourite African animal but not at its best I fear! Still the lions have to kill to eat.

I'm guessing that the young males are chased off before they get any unhealthy designs on their female relatives in order to keep the gene pool heathy.

WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
21 Mar 2014 - 5:59 AM

Great set of the lions with magic light showing there eyes off. My choice V2. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 6:00 AM


Quote: I'm guessing that the young males are chased off before they get any unhealthy designs on their female relatives in order to keep the gene pool heathy.

Exactly right.....Their brother was getting up to his tricks so was tossed out, sadly this guys time is soon as well, hopefully he will find a friend like the other lion did....

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 6:06 AM

Another wonderful set, Colleen, superb captures. Carol

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
21 Mar 2014 - 6:11 AM


Quote: You were quite close to those "cats " with 300mm (450) focal lenght ! - Scary ! - But very good images , Colleen! --- Jukka.
We got even closer to two males and a lioness the day before, the male walked 2 meters from our Tracker sitting on the front of the vehicle....another days upload.

---- Now i saw V4 and V5 too. Oh ,good heavens , i think i wouldnt like to go so close. I have seen lions only in the zoo , and i felt even there some how scary, when a lion once tried to open an iron gate in a zoo in Stockhom. (didnt succeed obviously) --- Jukka.

fotobee
fotobee  1 South Africa2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 6:17 AM

Look at their eyes.....true savage Afrika, life with a minimum of human interference! Regards Martin

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6106 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 6:32 AM

Typical females, ganging up on us poor blokes.....Grin

An excellent series Colleen, between you and Simon we have seen a smorgasbord of African lunches this week.

Andy

Caziwinkles
21 Mar 2014 - 7:13 AM

Think you and Simon are trying to put us off our breakfast today Colleen! Wink
Fabulous set - and very close!! If I were that close I think I would freeze and forget to click my camera! Smile

Carol

Last Modified By Caziwinkles at 21 Mar 2014 - 7:13 AM
NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43678 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 7:28 AM

Beautifully detailed close up ups of these magnificent beasts. Your love point of view allowing us to fully enjoy this marvellous wildlife spectacle at its very best Colleen.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 7:30 AM


Quote: Think you and Simon are trying to put us off our breakfast today Colleen! Wink
Fabulous set - and very close!! If I were that close I think I would freeze and forget to click my camera! Smile

Carol

Carol beat me to it, Colleen!!
A superb set of 'close ups'!

Richard

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 7:35 AM

You do love to get close to the action, but in doing so you provide us with excellent pictures. Well done Colleen.
Peter.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
21 Mar 2014 - 7:39 AM

Super set Colleen,
Fred.

brandish
brandish e2 Member 1brandish vcard United Kingdom
21 Mar 2014 - 8:12 AM

Beautiful set Colleen,the femail of the species,the true workers of the pride

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 8:15 AM

Another great set Colleen, real survival in all it's glorious detail.
Excellent work.

Dave.

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 8:27 AM

Wow, how exciting to be that close to Lion's, great images Colleen, nature at it's best ,but I don't think the Warthog thought so SadSad

Ali

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 8:27 AM

Great set of images Colleen, nice write upSmile

Cliff

marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
21 Mar 2014 - 8:52 AM

Great set of images Colleen although a bit gory.

Mary Grin

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
21 Mar 2014 - 9:02 AM

Excellent images Colleen.

Jenny Smile

bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 9:35 AM

An excellent set Colleen, like V5.

Bob Smile

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
21 Mar 2014 - 10:22 AM

Another awe inspiring set Colleen !! Poor little guy, but I guess that's the way of it ( meaning the lion cub , not the warthog, ). The adult females really have a wild look in their eyes.. Wildlife photography at it's best... terrific work !!!


Lynette Grin

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 10:22 AM

Looks like you were really close into the action here, Colleen - even with the 300mm! Glad he didn't fancy eating you to make up for what he didn't get! Wink Excellent set Smile
Trev Smile

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 10:24 AM


Quote: Glad he didn't fancy eating you to make up for what he didn't get! Wink
Trev Smile

Trev he was too busy whimpering because the girls wouldn't let him near the kill...didn't even look at us...Grin

digital_boi
21 Mar 2014 - 10:32 AM

fine set Colleen

Graham

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 10:38 AM

Great close ups Carol - I kinda smile at Angel Images and view all this 'blood and guts'!
Think I'll settle for V4 and that lovely huddle!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 10:59 AM

A really great series and accompanying story.
Fine action shots!

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 11:06 AM

Harsh life, poor chap against all those bossy, overpowering females!
Well captured Colleen.
Carole

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 12:01 PM

A terrific set but feel so sad for the young male; I hope he makes it.
Ju

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 12:10 PM

all great images


billy

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 12:25 PM

The capture and meal for the lionesses being consumed had been so well documented in this set.
R.

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
21 Mar 2014 - 12:37 PM

Not great on table manners...
But great set of shots! Tongue
Very well captured, I am not sure I would be able to keep a steady hand...
IB

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 12:44 PM

In India Lions are called King of Jungle, but they are mean hunters.

Like V 4.a decent light & pose.

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 1:35 PM

A snack for Lions !! Excellent Colleen.
Ron

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 2:31 PM

Another wonderful set Colleen..Lin

pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 2:34 PM

Can only look at V1 Colleen, cant look at gore ! but I bet they are wonderful GrinGrinGrin

kathrynlouise
21 Mar 2014 - 2:38 PM

A fab set Collen and not as gory as I was anticipating GrinGrin

Kathryn

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 3:49 PM

Wonderful set of great wildlife captures,Colleen!
George

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 4:00 PM

Superb safari images again Colleen, keep em comingGrin
Ryan

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 4:31 PM

Nature is as nature does - not always clear to us humans. We're great big softies. Wonderful images as usual Colleen.
Joan.

viscostatic
21 Mar 2014 - 5:40 PM

Great images Colleen. So sad to see that male excluded.

Phil.

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 6:21 PM

Excellent shots Colleen. I certainly would NOT like to be in the middle of that huddle !!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

lblythe
lblythe  1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2014 - 6:53 PM

They look cute until you realise what's going on. A different world .
L

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7210 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 7:17 PM

Wow your so lucky to see such stunning animals in the wild Colleen, wonderful set of pictures

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
21 Mar 2014 - 7:52 PM

Great set of wildlife images, Colleen. Feeding frenzy on a warthog - they must be v.hungryGrinGrin

Fred

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 8:17 PM

Dining together!

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 8:52 PM

Great set of nature images Colleen.
Diane

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 8:58 PM

wonderful set of shots

Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 9:05 PM

I could sit a look all day at these, magnificent creatures and a fantastic set of captures.

Barry

Drighlynne
Drighlynne e2 Member 349 forum postsDrighlynne vcard United Kingdom
21 Mar 2014 - 10:20 PM

Thank you for letting us see these wonderful pictures.GrinGrinGrin
Lynne

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 9ChristineD vcard England
21 Mar 2014 - 10:27 PM

Fabulous set of images, wonderful natural captures

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
21 Mar 2014 - 10:32 PM

A great set Colleen. Cathy

ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
22 Mar 2014 - 12:45 AM

This is a amazing moment. Great light.

nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2014 - 6:09 AM

Wonderfully documented excellent shots.

Sillybilly
22 Mar 2014 - 8:33 AM

Close to the action as usual
Well done
Phil

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 8:44 PM

A terrific set of images documenting this feeding frenzy, this really is a top "lunch" series. I hope the young male manages to fend for himself in his brave new world

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