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Male Lion Feeding on Giraffe Kill

Lion male feeding on giraffe
Caption: Hungry male lion looks up to check his surroundings while feeding on a giraffe kill, Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Scotch Macaskill

Camera Equipment: The photograph was taken with a Canon EOS 300D (Digital Rebel) and Canon EF 80-200mmL F/2.8 zoom lens, Exposure: 1/400 sec at F2.8; ISO: 400; Lens focal length: 200mm.

Location: The Kruger National Park is South Africa's premier wildlife reserve and offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best on the continent.

Established in 1898, the park covers nearly 2 million hectares and hosts an astonishing diversity of flora and fauna, including 507 different birds and 147 types of mammal. In addition to elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino, there are also large numbers of giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hippo, antelope, and hyena. Less common but also seen by visitors on safari are cheetah and wild dog.

Kruger Park is mainly a self-drive destination with a good infrastructure of roads, waterholes, picnic sites, and restcamps.

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