Makgadikgadi Salt Pan, Botswana, Africa

A lioness is staring intensely into the camera in this black and white lion photo print. The lioness is perched on the ground, every muscle is tense to jump any moment. Her eyes are locked on the wildlife photographer.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 15 July, 2023

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This photograph was captured with a X-H1 and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Exposure time: 1/1000s
  • ISO: 6400
  • Focal Length: 560mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 4000 by 4000 pixels (WxH).

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This black and white lion photograph displays a lioness staring intensely into the camera. She looks deeply into the eyes of her target, the wildlife photographer. This female predator has every muscle ready to make the big jump. W

ith their powerful hind legs, lions can jump approximately 12-13 meters / 40-45 feet. This is quite a distance. We should not underestimate it. Nevertheless, this lioness did not jump. After a little while, she relaxed to continue her routine, sleeping!

Facts about lions:

  • Lions do tiptoe when hunting. While on the prowl, their heels won’t touch the ground. Of course, the lionesses stalk silently. Their prey should not hear them.
  • Female lions are the primary hunters. Only with larger prey, the male lions will help.
  • Young lions start to help hunting when they are about one year of age.
  • Lions sleep approximately 20 hours a day, especially after a meal.
  • Undoubtedly, in the wild live not as many lions as we may think. Approximately 23,000 lions are roaming in the wild.
  • Lions do climb trees as the leopards do.

The lion, Panthera Leo, is on the IUCN red list in the category of vulnerable animals.⁠

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4 comments for Lioness Staring Intensely Into The Camera

  1. Thomas

    Such an intense look of the lioness. Beautiful

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Thank you very much.

  2. Stefan

    That lioness seems grumpy! 😉 A beautiful B&W photo of this animal.

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Not grumpy, this lioness was ready to attack a few seconds later, Stefan. Thank you. 😀

  3. Hanneke

    Up close and personal, great shot 🙏🏼

    • Anette Mossbacher

      That lioness deserves it Hanneke. Thanks so much. 😀

  4. Jacques

    Powerful yet elegant

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Absolutely a powerful photo of a lion. Thank you very much, Jacques.

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