Month: May 2011
Some Gave All
A wildlife photographer captures an unusual view of the South African savannah when his video camera is picked up and carried off by an inquisitive lioness.
hotographer Roger de la Harpe was in South Africa’s Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve taking pictures for a book about the endangered African lion, when he spotted three lionesses on the path ahead. Placing a small digital video camera on the ground, he retreated to a safe distance.
As planned, the lions approached the camera. However, instead of walking by, an inquisitive lioness gave the device a thorough examination, sniffing and licking the casing before picking it up her mouth and padding off with her trophy.