King of the Wild: Apex Predators

Challenge #13 in the Nature and Us series. Hosted by PentUp.
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Apex predators are usually defined in terms of trophic dynamics, meaning that they occupy the highest levels of a food chain in their environment/biome and have no other natural predators that actively prey on them. Let’s see images of live wild animals (in the wild in their natural habitat) prominently showing in the image wild APEX PREDATOR(S) in their natural, native environment. This challenge is part Wildlife part Landscape/Environment so show the Apex Predator(s) in part of its native landscape. Plus INCLUDE in the subject or notes section; the species of wildlife AND the general location in which the photograph was taken. NO CAPTIVE animals such as in zoos or artificial enclosures.
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Africa's top predators (by ratio of successful hunts). No-one messes with these guys - here they are just playing. Taken in South Luangwa NP, Zambia
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Submitted: Thursday, 6th January, 2022 14:40 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 24th May, 2012
Focal length: 183 mm
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
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