Weekly Photo Challenge: Anticipation

A lioness stalking buck at a waterhole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. You can see the tension and anticipation in her body and eyes, but watching her we felt the anticipation too. The photos were taken in the late afternoon hence the low light conditions.

For more photos and info see the post The Stalker here.







This post is part of the Daily Post | Weekly Photo Challenges | Anticipation


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13 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Anticipation”

  1. December 19, 2016 at 9:44 am #

    Awesome captures

  2. December 19, 2016 at 11:57 am #

    I had a similar thought. Haven’t been lucky with big cat sightings. Great captures. She looks gorgeous!

    • December 20, 2016 at 5:58 am #

      Yes, she was such a pretty cat – in good condition too. We have found that there is a lot of luck involved with big cat sightings – you have to be in the right place at the right time. This was at a waterhole in the late afternoon, when the lions are waking up and starting to hunt.

  3. December 19, 2016 at 10:51 pm #

    They are quite something aren’t they? Did you see her catch anything??

    • December 20, 2016 at 6:03 am #

      Unfortunately, it was in the late afternoon and Willie still had to drive a distance to get back to camp (you’re not allowed out of the camps after dark), so he had to leave at that stage. You can read the full story here.

  4. Eha
    December 20, 2016 at 1:26 am #

    With a big smile returned to ‘The Stalker’ two years down the track to re-experience the whole set of photos: somehow remembered we had had a conversation then 🙂 ! Still as fascinating . . . thank you for reposting . . . and am hoping this summer will find you happily in peace . . .

    • December 20, 2016 at 6:05 am #

      Hi Eha! Good to see you back – did you have a good rest? These weekly photo challenges are giving me the opportunity to showcase some of the older posts.

      • Eha
        December 20, 2016 at 7:53 am #

        *big laugh* Actually this was meant to be a work and exam related situation: never quite made it . . . life as complicated as yours has sometimes been: 2016 has been a day-by-day thing: 2017 better be an improvement 🙂 !

  5. December 20, 2016 at 7:27 am #

    Fantastic photos. I can really fell the tension in her posture. 👍👍

  6. December 20, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

    Wow! These are wonderful.

  7. January 20, 2017 at 8:22 pm #

    Really nice, I shared it in my twitter feed.


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