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Lions roar to communicate their position to other prides. A lion’s roar is the loudest of any big cat and can be heard up to 8 km away. We found this big boy roaring away while on the move. Male lions command massive territories and have to patrol them regularly to keep other male lions at bay.
A female white rhino and her calf trotting away from our vehicle. Female rhinos with offspring are usually very shy and try to stay away from tourist vehicles. The white rhino is particularly vulnerable to hunting, because it is a large and relatively unaggressive animal with very poor eye sight and generally occurs in herds.
This is a very special image for me and probably the best leopard image that I have ever clicked till date. This particular image was shot when there was hardly any light present at 8000 ISO. We had been following this particular young female for about 10 odd minutes but she had been moving through real thick bush and had not given any real photographic opportunity to us. We ended up losing her momentarily before she emerged out into a small clearing about 8-10 meters from our vehicle. She stood still for around 4-5 seconds and disappeared into the bush again! I am glad we live in an era where the cameras continue to outperform year on year in extreme low light conditions. Shot on the Canon 1DX Mark II using the Canon 400mm f2.8 IS II at 400mm f2.8 8000ISO and a shutter speed of 1/200 sec.