Caption: Young male lion, his back leg injured,
stands for a moment in the winter grass before limping to a more sheltered spot, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
© Scotch Macaskill
Camera Equipment: The photograph was taken with a Canon EOS 300D (Digital Rebel) and Canon EOS 300mm F4
lens. Exposure: 1/500 sec at F4; ISO: 400; Lens focal length: 300mm.
The Kruger National Park is South Africa's flagship wildlife reserve and offers a
wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.
Established in 1898, the park covers nearly 2 million hectares and is home to an impressive diversity of flora and
fauna, including 507 different birds and 147 types of mammal. In addition to the "Big Five" - elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino - there are also large numbers of giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hippo, antelope, and hyena.
Kruger Park's accommodation options include chalets, cottages, bungalows, tents, caravan and camp sites or bushveld camps, bush lodges and private safari lodges.
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