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Asia’s Last Lions



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Deposed King
Photograph by Mattias Klum

A wounded male rests by a creek after losing a fight over a lioness to another male. Given the fierce competition in Gir, many of its male lions neither control territory nor mate, creating a strong incentive to roam beyond the sanctuary’s borders. Lions routinely leave the forest, causing conflict with nearby farmers and herders.



Camera: Pentax
Film Type: Kodachrome 200
Lens: 400mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Early morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

Special Equipment or Comments:
Gitzo tripod and Arca tripod head


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