Perfect timing

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Lines of lions

Your Shot photographer Torie Hilley didn’t think she’d be able to see anything interesting through the tall grass while on a safari in Zambia. “Then this pride of lions came walking toward us,” she says, “taking advantage of the road to travel on. They, too, seemed they were tired of the tall grass swatting at their faces!”
Reblogged from National Geographic

Those lion eyes

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When photographer Hannes Lochner set up his camera at a water hole in South Africa’s Kalahari, he tried hiding it from curious lions because “they might play with it or carry it off,” he writes. “On this particular evening, I was in my vehicle just as the sun was setting, the dust in the air creating a special kind of Kalahari light, and a pride of lions arrived. By repeatedly clicking the shutter, I coaxed the ever curious cubs forward.”

Reblogged from National Geographic

Not a dentist in sight

A good part of wildlife photography has to do with being in the right place at the right time. Whether it’s from an educated hypothesis or random luck, photographer, David Lazar, sure has timing on his side. Though Lazar is based in Australia, the photographer takes yearly trips to various parts of the world to photograph culture. On a trip to Masai Mara in Kenya, Africa, Lazar came across a pride of lions and took the photograph below:

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Looking through Lazar’s collection of images from this and other trips, you begin to appreciate just how much good photographs can tell a story. Lazar credits his good timing to patience and offers this advice:

“Be prepared to be patient and spend a long time with animals, waiting for them to do something that will create a more interesting photo. A lot of tourists who go on safari in East Africa see an animal for a few minutes, and then are happy to move on to look for another. But the longer you stay an animal, the more comfortable it will be with your presence and you can capture some interesting and emotive shots.”

Reblogged from PictureCorrect