Instinct, Maasai Mara, Kenya.

Medium: Pigment/Inkjet, Silver Gelatin
Year: 2020

When photographing lions with remote cameras, you often have to rely on their cat instincts for an image to materialise. This makes lions great subjects for remote cameras as the smell of something peculiar is often enough to draw them towards the camera; but this also hugely increases the chances of losing your camera. The best time to photograph lions is at first light when they are most active. This lioness was walking back to her pride after a failed attempt at hunting wildebeest some 20 minutes before. This presented the opportunity to place a camera in her path up ahead. The image was captured at 6.40am on my last morning in the Mara but my camera ended up in the possession of the pride for the best part of an hour which was quite unnerving but equally interesting as the cubs took their turn in playing with their new toy. Thankfully, my trusty Pelican case protected the camera from the whole experience and the image is now with us forever.



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