Young Lion-South Africa

© Luis Louro

Young Lion-South Africa

Uploaded: May 04, 2005 01:38:01


I took this picture in Mala Mala private reserve in South Africa, this fellow bellong to the Charlton pride.
They were eating a cape buffalo, and roaring at each other.
I was about 5 to 10 meters from the scene, and used a 300mm + extender, it was almost rainnig, and they were in the shadows, so I used a very slow speed 1/50 at 5.6


Bryan Yates May 04, 2005

This is a fantastic shot!!! The composition is wonderful,lighting and color, Everything!!! You should resubmit this under the monthly theme catagory, This is a winner! #244748

Bryan Yates May 04, 2005

I also visited your web page and love your work!!! However you miss spelled everything, or is that a different language? I am almost fluent in one language! Your work is great photo's and art work! I'll check back in from time to time..... #1318648

Luis Louro May 04, 2005

Thank you Bryan!!! #1318754

Kate Jackson May 04, 2005

WOW I can't believe if this is NOT in the monthly theme? Would Luis be allowed to resubmit this Bryan as I thought you could only post each picture once in each month? It would be a shame to miss it. Brilliant lion shot Luis including the blood around his eye. Bet he was not left hungry!! #1318773

Luis Louro May 04, 2005

Thank you Kate!!!


Janus Anderson May 08, 2005

Awesome photo, wow... #1330633

Luis Louro May 09, 2005

Thank's Janus. #1332690

Bryan Yates May 09, 2005

I am not sure if you can or can't resubmit! But It would be worth trying! This is a winner in my book. It should win in the animal section as well! Great shot! #1334064

Luis Louro May 15, 2005

Already there!!! thank's Bryan. #1354565

Sue L. Cullumber May 18, 2005


Excellent work. Just amazing!!! #1366358

Kate Jackson June 21, 2005

Ahh Luis I am so pleased for you. I have counted 3 so far! Congratulations! #1498763

Bryan Yates June 21, 2005

I really hope this image takes the win!! I think this is the best in the catagory among alot of great images. But this one, has a REAL feeling about it and not a lazy day at the zoo yawn!
Win or not this is a winner to me! Excellent!!! #1499843

Stephanie Lyons June 21, 2005

Congrats on another finalist Luis! #1501189

Luis Louro June 22, 2005

Thank you Sue, Kate, Bryan and Stephanie!!! #1505208

Judy S. Fung June 22, 2005

Congrats, Luis! #1507560

Luis Louro June 23, 2005

Thank you Judy!!! #1508874

Stephanie Lyons June 23, 2005

What a great month for you Luis! Big congrats! Kisses, Mom ... #1509022

Noel Baebler June 23, 2005

Congratulations, Luis! #1510179

Luis Louro June 23, 2005

Thank you Stephanie and Noel!!! #1510762

Jennifer Rennison June 23, 2005

Awesome capture, Luis!! Congratulations on your well deserved win! #1510950

Luis Louro June 23, 2005

thank you Jennifer!!! #1511935

Luis Louro June 23, 2005

thank you Jennifer!!! #1511936

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic June 23, 2005

Congratulations on your win again Luis!!! #1512720

Souha Dooly June 23, 2005

Congratulations on your Win ,Luis !!!Great shot!! WAW.... #1513474

Gail Vitikacs level-classic June 24, 2005

Awesome capture....congratulations again and again!!! #1515402

Luis Louro June 24, 2005

Thank you Adilson, Souha and Gail!!! #1515734

Barbara K. Breitsameter June 24, 2005

Bravo LUIS on your win!!! You work is amazing. #1516047

Kate Jackson June 24, 2005

Forgive me for coming along so late in congratulating you for this win Luis. Not the way to treat a grandson! #1516342

Debra Booth June 25, 2005

Congratulations on your wind, Luis! Awesome capture!! #1518138

Luis Louro June 27, 2005

thank you Barbara, "Grannie" and Debra!!! #1527306

Claudette Foote June 27, 2005

Congratulations on your wind, Luis! Awesome capture!!


Emanuel R.L Marcos March 09, 2006

Stunning image. it aint easy to find strong images like this one!
Gr8 one Luis #2514638

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