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  • … we feature not only pictures of lions, but also your best African travel/wildlife or nature shot.
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  • At the end of each year, the best weekly photo will be eligible to win a yearly prize.
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All our Featured Pics for 2016 in a 2 minute video:

March 2017, Week 4: Lorraine Bettex

WhereLionsRoam Featured Pic Lorraine Bettex

Photo © Lorraine Bettex

Lorraine’s Description:

Lorraine took this picture in November 2014 near Mpaya in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. We observed 3 couples of lions. A male would like to have 2 females and so they fight.

March 2017, Week 3: Philip Vivier

WLRFeaturedPic Featured Pic Secretary Bird

Photo © Philip Vivier

ISO: 500

Shutter: 1/1600 sec

F-Stop: F6.3

Philip’s Description:

On 12 September 2016 we were on our way from Twee Rivieren to Nossob. It was 6:09 when I took the shot close to Rooi Puts. The secretary bird was walking across a sandy stretch. With my Nikon’s 1.5 crop sensor I had an effective zoom of 750mm. This was my pick of 34 shots taken of the bird.

March 2017, Week 2: Kellie Butler

WhereLionsRoam Featured Pic March 2017 Week 2

Photo © Kellie Butler

Camera: Nikon D7000, Lens: Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 VR II

ISO: 500,

Shutter: 1/2500 sec

F-Stop: F2.8

Focal Length: 200m

Kellie’s Description:

Taken in the Serengeti, Tanzania. This beautiful cheetah mum and her cubs were pretty relaxed with our company. It was nice to see Mum grooming her babies after some heavy rainfall. There’s actually 4 cubs but of course there’s always one who wont pose for a photo.

March 2017, Week 1: Joanne Matson – Lion Cubs

WhereLionsRoam Featured Pic Joanne Matson

Photo © Joanne Matson

Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV

ISO: 3200
F/stop: f5.6
Shutter: 1/400 sec

Joanne’s Description:

While on a Wild Eye photo safari in the Mara, we were waiting at lion sighting of 2 females and 1 male hoping that they may make a kill of close by buffaloes.  We knew that 2 little Cubs were hiding in a bush nearby.  We were just about to leave the sighting to return to the lodge in time, when the 2 females got up and made a call.  Much to our surprise 8 little Cubs came running up the side of the hill and pounced on the 2 females.  This is just one sweet pic captured of these cute Cubs.

February 2017, Week 4: Ade Foster – Lion and Cub

WhereLionsRoam Featured Pic Ade Foster

Photo © Ade Foster

Camera: Nikon D200, Lens: Nikkor 70-300mm ED

ISO: 800
F/stop: f5.6
Shutter: 1/200 sec

Ade’s Description:

We were driving in the Timbavati Game Reserve very early one morning when we found four females just lying around. After a couple of minutes one went into a thicket of thorn scrub and brought out her cub. She placed it on the ground not ten metres from our vehicle, then went back into the thicket and brought out another one. It was as if she was showing them to us. A very special day indeed.

February 2017, Week 3: Neale Howarth – Elephants

WhereLionsRoam Featured Pic Neale Howarth

Photo © Neale Howarth

ISO: 3200
F/stop: f8.0
Shutter: 1/1000 sec

Neale’s Description:

We have a range of bulls who fight for dominance on Pumba Private Game Reserve, with a few encounters between them when they join the herd at the same time. We were so happy to find our 2nd and 3rd in charge having just such an encounter. The big bull on the right, Koos, is one of the original bulls brought in from Addo Elephant National Park in 2005, while his challenger is a younger male who is starting to fight for some form of dominance. What topped it off was the fact that the big bull had just had a swim, while his challenger had just had a mid bath in the red clay, resulting in fantastic contrast. Due to the heavy cloud and thin misty rain, I had to rely on a higher ISO to get a shutter that would allow for a sharp image when shooting handheld with a 400mm lens.

February 2017, Week 2: Hannes Rossouw – Lions before Sunrise

WhereLionsRoam.com Featured Pic Hannes Rossouw

Photo © Hannes Rossouw

Camera: Nikon D750
ISO: 1400
F/stop: f5.6
Shutter: 1/125 sec

Hannes’ Description:

HI Izak, sorry for the prolonged silence, I was in the Kgalagadi and only came back yesterday. We came across the lions next to the road before sunrise. As they were moving slowly I got away with using a slowish shutter speed (1/125 s) and used an iso of somewhere around 1600. I liked the leading lines formed by the road, as well as the interaction between the two lions.

February 2017, Week 1: Nobby Clarke

WhereLionsRoam Featured Pic Nobby Clarke

Photo © Nobby Clarke

Camera: Canon 7D, Lens: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD
ISO: ISO 640
F/stop: f8
Shutter: 1/400 sec

Nobby’s Description:

This image was taken on the H-10 road in Kruger National Park on 2016-10-19 at 15:27. The Lion pride had made a kill near the road and we were fortunate to get a front row seat at the kill so we sat and took a few photos before leaving them to finish their afternoon meal.

January 2017, Week 4: Matthew Poole

WhereLionsRoam Featured Pic Matthew Poole

Photo © Matthew Poole

Camera: Canon 7D Mark II, Lens: Canon 70-200 F2.8 Lens (200mm Zoom)
ISO: ISO 400
F/stop: f/2.8
Shutter: 1/1000 sec

Matthew’s Description:

After waking up to lions roaring, we set out tracking them. We eventually found a coalition of 2 dominant male lions. Shortly after finding them they started to hunt a herd of Zebra in the long grass. To get the shot i was looking for I did a big loop and waited for them to walk into picture with the perfect morning light and wind in their manes!

January 2017, Week 3: Peet Strydom

#WhereLionsRoam Featured PIC Peet Strydom

Photo © Peet Strydom

Camera: Canon 7D Mark II, Lens: Canon EF500mm with Camera Crop gives you an effective 820mm
ISO: ISO 640
F/stop: f/5.6
Shutter: 1/2500 sec

Peet’s description

This photo was taken from a boat on a safari in the Okavango Panhandle close to Shakawe in Botswana.

Due to the 500mm lens and added crop factor of the camera I could only focus on a section of the fish eagle.

[Editors Note: Getting the focus on the Eagle’s eye through the wing had to be extremely challenging. Nine times out of ten the camera will focus on the wing and spoil the shot]

January 2017, Week 2: Johan Mocke

Where Lions Roam Featured Pic Johan Mocke

Photo © Johan Mocke

Camera: Nikon D700, 70-200 Lens
ISO: ISO 640
F/stop: f/6.3
Shutter: 1/640 sec

Johan’s description

This photo was taken at 18h30, 10 December just south of Nossop. These two had been at it since 12h00 that afternoon – we left for camp for an hour two and came back at around 16h00. The loving couple had just left the waterhole and we found them on the road. My challenge was to get a shot from the front, so I had to go park a long distance in front of them. Other cars in the background spoiled the background but eventually we got a good shot and I managed to capture the expression on their faces.

January 2017, Week 1: Lonely Wildebeest

WhereLionsRoam Featured Pic Mike Cohen

Photo © Michael J. Cohen

Camera: Canon 1Dx
ISO: ISO of 400
Focal length: 200mm
F/stop: f/8.0
Shutter: 1/1600sec

December 2016, Week 5: Damian Black with The Pride of Africa

Safari Lodges in Africa where Animals can Wander Through Damian Black

Photo by: © Damian Black

Zoom: 120mm

ISO: 320
F/stop: F/2.8
Shutter: 1/320

Damian’s description:

We had gone out for an evening game drive and come across this pride of lions at sunset. The cubs were awaiting their mother returning and posed perfectly in the late sun giving a lovely opportunity to photograph these beautiful cats.

December 2016, Week 4: Ilna Booyens with Catch of the Day

WhereLionsRoam FeaturedPic Ilna Booyens

Photo by: © Ilna Booyens

ISO: 640
F/stop: F/6.3
Shutter: 1/2000

Iln’a description:

5:30 PM. Just before the Mata Mata Gate at the Kgalagadi National Park. A pygmy falcon had taken over a social birds nest. The prey in his mouth was to feed his chick.

December 2016, Week 3: Jackson Carvalho with Walking in Savannah

WLR Featured Pic Jackson Carvalho

Photo by: © Jackson Carvalho

More on Jackson:

Jackson is director at Arte Digital Studio and Intertotal Comunicação. This photo forms part of a photo series titled “Adventures on the Savannah”, photographed in South Africa close to Port Elizabeth.

December 2016, Week 2: Hippo Diving

WLR Featured Pic Michael Poliza

Photo by: © Michael Poliza

Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, zoom: 200mm

ISO: 500
F/stop: f/4
Shutter: 1/400sec

More on Michael:

Amongst many other achievements, Michael is a best selling published author. When reviewing his first book on Africa, the New York times stated that it might change the way you think about photography. Not only was Michael a famous actor in Germany, he has also started IT ventures which he sold in 1997 for millions of dollars. He has published various books, including a description on his boat trip around the world, books on Africa, the Arctic, and many more.

December 2016, Week 1: Lion Cub Mud on Chin

Wherelionsroam Featured Pic Michael Raddall

Photo by: Michael Raddall

Camera: Olympus OMD EM-1

Lens: Olympus 300mm F4 lens

ISO: 800
F/stop: f/4
Shutter: 1/400sec

Michael’s Description:

It was a perfect evening with a gorgeous golden light in the Sabi Sands and the lion cubs were playing next to their mother.  Suddenly the two cubs bravely walked away from their mother and headed towards the water to drink. We quickly got the vehicle into the correct position for some great photos and were extremely lucky to capture a beautiful moment of them drinking.

Have a Look at Our Previous Features:

2016, November

WhereLionsRoam Featured Pics for November 2016

2016, October

WhereLionsRoam Featured Pics for October 2016

2016, September

Whee Lions Roam Featured Pic September 2016

2016, August

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2016, July

Featured Pic July 2016


2016, June

Featured Pic - July 2016 winner

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