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Male Lion Resting Under Tree

When we found this big male, his belly was so full he looked ready to give birth to a litter of cubs. Usually after lions have eaten their full, they flop down in a shady spot and fall asleep, so we were lucky that this lion still had his head up, allowing us to grab some shots of him.

Lion with full belly resting under tree, Kruger National Park, South Africa Caption: Well-fed male lion (Panthera leo) resting under a tree, Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Scotch Macaskill

Camera Equipment: Photograph was taken with an Olympus C-2100 Ultra Zoom digital camera. Although only a 2-megapixel camera - low-spec by today's standards - it is fitted with an excellent 38-380mm Olympus lens. The lens is also image-stabilized, allowing hand-held photographs at slower shutter-speeds than would normally be possible.

Location: The Kruger National Park covers nearly 2 million hectares and is South Africa's flagship wildlife reserve.

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