12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
lioness fresh from her kill

On an early morning game drive, we were fortunate to come upon this lioness coming out from the underbrush where she had just been enjoying the fruits of her fresh kill - a baby wildebeest. We could see the little beestie's feet sticking up. She immediately sat down and cleaned herself, but we were quick enough to capture the evidence of red blood on her fur.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: DMC-FZ70
Copyright: © Susan Oliverio