Leeshan From The Enisikiria Pride, Masai Mara

Leeshan From The Enisikiria Pride, Masai Mara

By Alan Hewitt »
Nikon D800 | Nikon 200-400mm f/4 @ 350mm | 1/25sec | f/4 | 400

Out in the Naboisho Conservancy early in the morning we met up with the lions from the Enisikiria pride. The light was still very low so I used the opportunity to try a slow shutter speed experimental photograph of the head male lion "Leeshan'.

Leeshan walked alongside our vehicle as we drove at a very low speed. I took about 15 shots as he passed us. I managed to keep the facial features sharp on this one shot!

It is a photograph which looks stronger in black and white than colour. Within a few minutes of taking this, Leeshan and the accompanying females were bathed in the most amazing early morning light of the Masai Mara! An unforgettable morning photographing lions!

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