Okavango Delta, Botswana. December 2013
One of the challenges with wildlife photography is the capturing of a special moment that transcends something that might be static or uninteresting. In another post I am going to describe what I call the ‘adjective-driven approach’, but the short description is that I am always in pursuit of photographs that I can create a long list of adjectives to describe it. It’s simple, really. The longer the list, the more I feel like I have done my job to create an image that is interesting and worthy of looking at for longer than a short glance.
When lions greet each other after a short or long absence, especially if there are cubs, is one of those moments when you know you are going to get a long list of adjectives: love, affection, adoration, power, excitement, regal-ness (is that an actual word?), happiness. I could go on and on, but you get the point.