jules oldroyd

Camera: Canon R5

Lens: 400mm 2.8 III

Aperture: 2.8

Shutter speed: 1/640

ISO: 125

Description: Young lion cub bloody from a wildebeest kill

Story from behind the lens: The 3 lionesses of the Enkoyanai pride had made a wildebeest kill one morning & all the pride including their five cubs were still on the kill as we arrived on the scene. All the pride were enjoying their meal with the occasional glance to the gathering hyenas waiting in the wings. As it was such a chaotic bloody scene I was on the lookout for opportunities where I could isolate some of the lions, but still tell the story of what I was seeing. This young cub smeared with blood from the kill hopefully does just that.