Animal Images: Eyes of a Lioness

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Eyes of a Lioness

Photographer: John McCutcheon

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FIVE OF THE LAST SIX YEARS have found John and me in Kruger National Park, South Africa.  It is a place that will call us back every year as long as we can make the trip. As a result of John’s searching for the perfect shot and my searching for the perfect blog material, we have discovered the best wildlife viewing areas.

This year John and I discovered a pride of lion living in a large outcropping of rocks where they have never, in the years past, been.  Lucky for the in-car photographer, some of these young lionesses were lying on the rocks near the road.

Fourteen kilometers south of Skukuza in Kruger National Park the road intersects H 1-1. Probably a half a klick further east a hugh outcropping of rocks is clearly visible. Here we found these lovely ladies relaxing.

Totally aware of our presence, they didn’t give us a moment of interest.  How such benign faces belie such ferocious predatory instincts is startling.

By Jenny McCutcheon

John McCutcheon
John McCutcheon

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  • Barb

    What a spectacular picture! You captured the alertness of this beautiful animal.

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