One Spectacular Leap


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Private Guide Lucien Beaumont was guiding guests at Shumba Camp, situated in Zambia’s Kafue National Park, when his group came across this exceptional sighting… they were on a boat ride when they spotted the lioness up ahead. Lucien was able to anticipate the lioness’s next move, and quickly steadied his camera as she crouched low and then took a bold leap across the waters. The lioness managed to make it to the other side but not without getting her paws wet on landing!

Photographed by Lucien Beaumont of Beaumont Adventures.

Camera details:

Canon EOS 7D Mark II, f/5.6, 1200 sec, ISO-640, 330 mm focal length.

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