Michael Nichols
USA
Nature & Wildlife 

The Short Happy Life of a Serengeti Lion. The lion is synonymous with wild Africa. Few people realise that illegal killing and relentless habitat loss has this species in the grips of a crisis that must be addressed by the world, not just Africa. Recent surveys estimate that fewer than 30,000 wild lions remain. In order to capture the lions’ dignity and strength, we used innovative techniques such as a robot car and infrared film to get as close as possible. We spent 12 months with these lions. Our goal was to increase awareness of the plight of the species.

Michael Nichols

Michael Nichols

Michael Nichols

Michael Nichols

Michael Nichols

Michael Nichols

Michael Nichols

Michael Nichols

Michael Nichols

Michael Nichols
© All images courtesy of Michael Nichols / National Geographic Society

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