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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sizing each other up

A pride of lion was hanging around at a waterhole in the extreme drought of Namibia. As an elephant approached, they cautiously gave him space. The elephant made it clear that this was HIS place, and the lions treaded carefully around him, though also sizing him up. He did not take his eye off them. The antelope in the background stood at a safe and respectful distance, checking things out.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Namibia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Elize Labuschagne