Alpha female lion (Panthera leo) hunkers down to minimize her visibility as she stalks an antelope on a savannah in Botswana. With relatively small hearts and lungs, lions are not fast runners (a maximum speed of 60kph), nor do they have the stamina to keep this pace for more than a 100 – 200m. As such, lions rely on stalking their prey and seldom charge until they are within 30m unless the prey is facing away and cannot see the charge.

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EF 70-200mm @ 200mm; Fujichrome Velvia 100; Scanned with Nikkon Supercoolscan 5000

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