This is Bakari, which means ("one of noble promise" in Swahili).

Bakari is the largest and most dominant of four lion brothers, born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo on 19 November, 2016.

This was our second visit to Sydney Zoo in Bungarribee, New South Wales.

On this occasion, we had booked a lion encounter, during which we had the opportunity to be up close and personal with the male lions.

We hand-fed Bakari and his brother Virunga during a fantastic and private experience.

Published on Wednesday, 23 December, 2020.


Date Wednesday, 23 December, 2020
Time 9:41am
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Extender Canon Extender EF 2x II
Focal Length 600mm
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/800th of a second
ISO 1,600
Exposure Mode Manual
Subject Distance 11.30m




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