Women of Vision National Geographic Photographers on Assignment
Killer Pride, 2006
Beverly JoubertBeverly Joubert

Killer Pride, 2006

In the summer months during buffalo calving season, this lioness saw an opportunity for an easy kill and took it. “It is never easy to sit and wait for the lions to attack another animal,” says Joubert. “The only way I can protect myself is with the lens. The lens diffuses the emotion until you stop taking the image. Then you watch the moment again and have respect for the life. Instead of celebrating I say ‘I got that shot.’ That is the only way I have managed to release those tragic moments we witness over and over in the field.”

 


 

Sept 2006 Cover  Read more Killer Pride coverage.

Other Photos by Beverly Joubert