October 11, 2013

Lions, Serengeti

Photograph by Michael Nichols

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

Dusk is a busy time for the Vumbi pride. As the moon rises, the lionesses rouse themselves from their afternoon naps, tussle in the grass, and set out on the evening hunt. Nichols made this photo using natural light; soon after, he switched to infrared.

See more pictures from the August 2013 feature story "Serengeti Lions."

See more images and video of the Serengeti lions »
Learn how Michael Nichols and Brent Stirton collaborated on the story »
Read about how to take stunning lion photos »

41 comments
Monika Šramová
Monika Šramová

The sunset, lions and grassy plain - amazing combination!

D M.
D M.

This would be such a natural setting for this shot if it wasn't for the man made tracking collar put on this animal!  Ruined nature scene altogether.  Wild should mean wild!

ponraj M
ponraj M

nice click.....awesome.....

William Baltus
William Baltus

Lucky Photographers that can travel since they're old enough!!

Liang yan
Liang yan

好可爱的小狮子~so harmonious~

Sunil Pareek
Sunil Pareek

The best part I find is the cubs learning everything curiously. Great composition. Hats off to Michael.

Chu Văn Bình
Chu Văn Bình

Đẹp quá ,người chụp đc bức hình này thực sự là 1 người rất chuyên nghiệp

Madhumita Pal
Madhumita Pal

Amazing pic !!! shows us of how beautiful the earth would still be  without human intervention ...

Suzanne Rush
Suzanne Rush

Such an awesome and inspiring organization!

Errol Vanzie
Errol Vanzie

The picture on the main page is some kind of willd turkey and when I click on it then I get the lions picture. any one knows why is this so?

Hanna Franklin
Hanna Franklin

Beautiful photo! The landscape is perfect, the animals are magnificent. I love this. Thumbs up.

antoinette amegbletor
antoinette amegbletor

This shot is  spectacular!!!

What a lovely skyline and a beautiful moon gacefully rising to lightup the night sky! 

The illumination is so adorable and really looks cool, showing the night life out there.

This is a brilliant shot , that tells it own story just by viewing.

The landscape really complements the pride,they could not have been captured in a better frame!!

Well done Micheal,keep them coming.

Very grateful for sharing.

Jill Dunphy-Hanns
Jill Dunphy-Hanns

Looks like one of the Lioness'  is wearing a collar. Great picture!!

Mikey Santiago
Mikey Santiago

what a beautiful shot. this is what i yearn to do. great shot.

Mario Santa Elena
Mario Santa Elena

Great shot.  How long did you wait for this shot to happen?

Shannon T
Shannon T

The blue of the sky is gorgeous and the lionesses are beautiful.

Kerri Kane
Kerri Kane

Placed on my background : ) Gorgeous pic!

Melinda Mills
Melinda Mills

Intriguing! Thanks to these brave photographers.

Janice H.
Janice H.

Beautiful and frightening all at once!

Sylvie Besnard
Sylvie Besnard

Wonderful shot. Lots of movement & lovely colours.


Simon Peter
Simon Peter

I want to follow these lionesses in their hunt and capture the whole thing on camera. 


Wouldn't  that be amazing.

Osiris D.
Osiris D.

WOW! This is amazing! Perfect timing.


kolla babu
kolla babu

excellent and wonderful moment photography

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

The collar takes this from a pretty good photo to ho hum photo.  Sorry just my perspective.

Justin Sykes
Justin Sykes

A couple of days ago there was a study in green.  This is a study in blue.

The lazy languid strides of the lioness on the right seem just right for this evening setting.


Technicality / Composition / Content / X factor / originality = 8/10 zoom lenses

Bruce McCormack
Bruce McCormack

Didn't notice it until reading your post.  Why do you dislike it?  

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