The Serengeti Lion
August 15, 2013 1:07 PM   Subscribe

National Geographic takes some amazing photos and video. (SL National Geographic, requires Flash) Takes quite awhile to load but worth it.
posted by bearwife (12 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
If you want more of the Serengeti, in a most unexpected way, see here. Snapshot Serengeti!
posted by redbeard at 1:49 PM on August 15, 2013 [4 favorites]

That is some impressive footage and still camera work.
posted by New England Cultist at 2:16 PM on August 15, 2013

I remember way way back when I worked at Nat Geo, Nichols had walked days into the jungle to get a leopard, set up a scent-based incentive and a (at the time high tech) motion-detection trigger for a camera, waited for 4 days, and at the end of it had a nice picture of the ass and tail of a leopard leaving the frame.

This went better.
posted by C.A.S. at 2:26 PM on August 15, 2013 [7 favorites]

Wow, these are amazing. Can't wait to get home and watch them on my Macmini/tv combo.
posted by nevercalm at 2:53 PM on August 15, 2013

Those are just flat out amazing. So much stuff to lose yourself in. Thank you for posting this. The "living with lions" section certainly gives you pause.
posted by yoink at 4:35 PM on August 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

posted by lslelel at 6:05 PM on August 15, 2013

Lions in the rain look pretty damn miserable. I assume the licking is just the best available way of actually getting a drink from the rain that is otherwise just disappearing into the soil.
posted by yoink at 6:23 PM on August 15, 2013

Amazing, amazing stuff. The black and white photos!
posted by sleevener at 6:50 PM on August 15, 2013

Great post.
posted by allkindsoftime at 6:53 PM on August 15, 2013

That was really well done, both the material and the presentation.
Thanks, bearwife!
posted by islander at 7:55 PM on August 15, 2013

Two paws up. Thanks bearwife.
posted by vozworth at 8:16 PM on August 15, 2013

Great images, but I didn't find it a great user experience - was just discussing it with a friend and we agreed it was overwrought. Some higher profile counter-voices to the 'web multimedia' trend:

Farhad Manjoo - Slate: A Whole Lot of Bells, Way Too Many Whistles

Mark Armstrong - Longreads founder: If You Must Snowfall, Please Snowfall in Moderation
posted by twsf at 9:45 AM on August 16, 2013

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