[an error occurred while processing this directive]


 


Preying on Giants



<< Back to Feature Page



View exclusive photographs and get the facts behind the frame.


Click to ZOOM IN >>


Click to ZOOM IN >>


Click to ZOOM IN >>


Click to ZOOM IN >>





Throw Placenta Away, Keep Lions at Bay
Photograph by Beverly Joubert

The calf wants to suckle, but lions are near, and they have a good nose for blood. If they smell the placenta, the calf could be in trouble. The mother tears the placenta apart, then buries or even eats the pieces.



Camera: Canon EOS system
Film Type: Not available
Lens: Canon 600
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: sunny
Time of Day: early morning
Lighting Techniques: natural light





© 2000 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy       Advertising Opportunities       Masthead

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE HOME Contact Us Forums Subscribe
[an error occurred while processing this directive]