Hi all…today you are all in for a real treat. I finally was able to capture lions in the rain! I have this list of photographs I want to capture sometime in my career and this was one of them that I can now tick off!!! Very happy about this one! I always wanted lions in the rain and this time I even got a bonus with the sun peeking out briefly. This shot was taken with my new baby-Nikon D3s, 600mm F4. The lionesses look content with just putting up with the downpour for a while as they know, as well as I do, that the showers here in the Kalahari do not last very long. They provide a short relief from the scorching heat usually rolling in around 4-5pm to cool things off.
Enjoy this one and let me know what you think. I am very happy with it.
WOW!!! Idillies – Jip 🙂 Well done.
I agree with you, this is a great photo. They do look like they are enjoying the break from the heat. It is nice to view it large and see all the rain drops as well.
WOW Hannes!!! Such a beautiful photo!!! Gosh it has been ages, we miss you here at the Pavilion!
Nice one Hannes! Definitely nailed that one!
Awesome shot! 🙂
Well done Hannes and wonderful to have got the shot you wanted! I love it! I won’t be at the computer much from now on so this is just to wish you the most awesome Christmas and a gentle happy New Year. How could it not considering where you are going to be ? Warmest regards – Jenni & the Erasmus clan from Mosssel Bay
I like this picture a lot – these lions look appreciative for the respite from the heat. I was lucky with lions this past March as I have pictures and videos of nine lions swimming!
i love the sky and i agree, the lions look very content. just chilling. hope you enjoy your short chill time when the car goes in for a little service.