These images come from the classic works of the German veterinary anatomists, Wilhelm Ellenberger and Hermann Baum, and medical illustrator, Hermann Dittrich. The texts, from which these illustrations were derived, are works published in 1898 and 1911 through 1925, all entitled ‘Handbuch der Anatomie der Tiere für Künstler‘ which can be translated as “Handbook (or… Read More
Sure they are! But Kevin Richardson, animal behaviourist, has learned how to go freely with them. He found that behaving submissively could ensure that the lions would accept him in their group. Source: DailyMail.
If you want to survive, live long and have siblings, you need to eat. This is not going to happen if your food is stolen: Link To be clear, I did not see that when in South Africa two months ago, but I would have loved to be there shooting images… And I can tell… Read More
Neatorama had a mad streak of posting with all these images and videos about big felines in weird contexts. It’s no longer wildlife, but it’s zazzy enough to show. In this order, you will find below: The leopard in the bed The cheetah in the car (video) The lion in the tub The tigers and… Read More
Amongst the big five (the prefered game of safari hunters in the 19th and 20th centuries), there is -of course- the mighty lion. I did not kill any, but I shot several images: Lion cub Lionness(Click on the thumbnails to see the larger image)
Life in the wild savanah is a weird mix of leisurly quiet life (herbivorous graze in the sun, lions sleep in the shade of a tree, hippos float lazily in a river) and of terrible activity (antelopes are always alert about what is happening around, felines start running as fast as they can in order… Read More
Lions are everywhere in the plains of the Masai Mara. You bump into them after every tree. Generally, they are sleeping in the shade (their days are spread between 1% hunting, 1% eating and 98% sleeping after eating or before hunting). My best images follow… Big males The king of the animals, Simba (in Swahili),… Read More