A pride of lions drinks from a watering hole at night in stunning photos.
The video shows a lioness coming to the hole for a drink, followed by her cubs and a male.
Peter Haygarth, a freelance wildlife photographer from South Africa, captured the stunning scene in Zimanga private game reserve.
The 55-year-old who helps organize wildlife safari photo workshops both in the United Kingdom and overseas had been hiding from 2 p.m. until 5 a.m. to get the once-in-a-lifetime shots and video.
His photographs – taken without a flash or special lighting equipment and using only LED spotlights that illuminated the hide and water – illustrate how magnificent the animals appear, as their eyes shine in the dark of night.
The Zimanga Private Game Reserve is in the heart of Zululand bushveld and close to Mkuze.
There are more than 80 species of wild animals in the reserve, including cheetah, leopards, elephants, rhinoceroses, and buffaloes.