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Who will start the ball rolling with an African image - the subject of which begins with L?

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Leopard. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, 2011.

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Lion, male in yellow fever tree, Lake Nakuru National Park, 2011

 

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Lone male lion, Mara Conservancy, 2011

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Lesser Kudu male, Meru National Park, 2011

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Lion Cub, Masai Mara Reserve, 2011

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Lion in the rain, Mara North Conservancy, 2011

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Lions, lions and more lions. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, 2008

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Leopard descending, Masai Mara Reserve, 2010

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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, sometime paradise, sometime giraffe heaven. 2008

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Lilian's Lovebirds

 

South Luangwa NP Nov 2010

 

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Lone male lion, Mara Conservancy, 2011

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Love his side parting! What a handsome male that is.

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For a moment there I though it would be Leeds Utd on an African tour. Phew...

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Watch this space! Just kidding, couldn't risk my top getting dirty with all that Kenyan dust flying about....

 

Plus everyone says white is a no-no whilst on safari :lol:

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Lilac breasted roller

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

 

 

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This is the lilac breasted roller shot my daughter has been itching to take on her safaris!

 

Love the avatar, Paul.

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Hi Sangeeta, my advice is patience and anticipation. I too wanted a picture like this for a long time, most of my early attempts missed capturing it. I was lucky with this picture because the roller was sat in the tree and started stretching its wings and fanning out its tail and I suspected it was about to take flight. I held focus on it and a voice in my head was willing it to take flight and then it did. I wish your daughter success in capturing the image she wants and I true hope she will succeed.

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Great photo Paul... I have been after one as good as that for ages. No luck so far!

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Little Bee-eater

 

South Luangwa National Park - Novemebr 2012

 

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Let's see some more Ls...

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Leopard Tortoise

 

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The Lesser Jacana (Microparra capensis) is a much smaller version than its larger cousin. The Lesser is also regularly driven away by its version of the playground bully, the African Jacana. So it is rare indeed to see one of these small and pretty packages. We were lucky to see them this morning out on the small boat.

 

The shots we got were all in extremis. We had only brought out the smaller lenses. And these shy birds would never allow us to approach before they would take off. So these are stressing out the lenses, the sensors and the photographers, and cropped up the kazoo.

 

But poor as they may be, they are our only ones. We saw them once or twice again but those sightings were even poorer than this one.

 

Sighted from -18.29017 21.83386 (18°17'24.6"S 021°50'01.9"E)

27 April 2014 9:24-9:29am

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Delta Belle Houseboat, Shakawe, Okavango Panhandle, Botswana

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