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Photo Of The Month: David Pusey
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David Pusey from South Africa

We spent a few hours with this young male lion, close to our camp, one afternoon. When he first arrived at our camp he was a little curious about us, but then he totally relaxed and rested in the soft sand, after a very hot summers day in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

It is not too often I get the opportunity of such a low angle with a big cat and, due to his very relaxed nature, I managed to position myself to capture the low-angle. This image was taken as he started to wake up again, when it cooled down in the late afternoon.

He has just begun his life as a nomadic, young male lion, ousted from his pride; a lonely struggle for survival in the harsh Kalahari environment awaits him during the next few years. Let’s hope he goes from strength-to-strength and one day becomes a dominant pride male and fathers many cubs.

Young Male Lion, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana • Nikon D500, Nikkor 500mm F4 VR ED, ƒ/4, 1/800sec, ISO 3200
We wish to congratulate this month’s POTM winner. This gorgeous picture will be promoted via our social media pages.
Clare Disano • WPM Editor

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