I wrote about a Pride of Lions a few years ago, as a blog post after my safari holiday in 2013 and a photo gallery about the Lions. We know that when we go on a photography safari, sometimes we are waiting and waiting for action, and yet nothing happens. But when the action happens, it should not be missed; and it can happen without warning. Yes, we end up taking few pictures in only a split seconds as each seconds can give different frames and in a couple of minutes and a couple of dozens’ frames later, the action’s over. By the end of the day, we will end up taking hundreds of pictures.
The occasion above was one of those examples. A picture frame I took of 2 lions fighting over a lioness. I explained in my previous blog on Lion Pride, the male lions are from the same pride. They fight each other, but not for long, only a minute or two. What happens within these couple of minutes is unpredictable. I just had to prepare my camera for the right setting mode prior to the action and wait behind the view finder of my camera. Once the action starts, I just have to press the shutter button like mad. The result was dozens of pictures at a time. Now, I still have hundreds of photos that haven’t been published, and I still love to look back at them. Today, I think I would like to share it with you for this particular Weekly Photo Challenge:
The picture above is a fraction of one minute of a lions fight action and they look very symmetrical…. especially when I cut it into a certain frame. The truth is actually not quite so….