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Lion stealing camera

Atlanta-based photographer Ed Hetheringtonmakes a living photographing weddings, but earlier this month he traveled to Zimbabwe for a wildlife photography adventure. While there, he had a unique experience he won’t soon forget: a lion stole his camera.

After successfully using the remote camera to photograph elephants and African wild dogs, he witnessed a lioness killing a buffalo a short distance away from his camp. When the lioness wandered off to a nearby stream for a drink, Hetherington decided to try and snag some up-close photos of the creature feeding on the carcass.

He quickly placed his 5D Mk II and wide-angle lens next to the carcass, retreated to a safe distance, and then waiting for the lioness to return:

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Lion, cheetah and several families in the Maasai Mara

This gallery features not one, not two, but three sets of cubs caught on camera by one overjoyed safari photographer. Exodus tour guide and wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein was leading a group recently in Kenya’s Masai Mara when he came across lion cubs, serval kittens and cheetah cubs.

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