A tightly-framed portrait of one of the two Jacaranda Pride lionesses we encountered on the morning of 6 October, 2012, in the Motswari Private Game Reserve, South Africa.
Looking at the regal elegance of this fairly young lioness, it's hard to believe she is also a ruthless hunter, willing and able to attack and kill a 2,000kg buffalo in order to provide food for the pride.

It's nature at its harshest and most contradictory.

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