davidcardinal
David Cardinal is a veteran travel and nature photographer who specializes in Southern Africa and Southeast Asia as well as North American mammals and birds. His images of creatures in the wild help communicate the importance of our natural heritage and our responsibility to preserve it. David's clients include non-profit and socially responsible institutions such as the BBC, California State Parks Foundation, the City of Palo Alto, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, Bay Trails, Point Reyes Bird Observatory, US Fish & Wildlife Service, NANPA, Bay Nature and Western Birding and National Geographic Kids magazines.

David Cardinal

    David Cardinal is a veteran travel and nature photographer who specializes in Southern Africa and Southeast Asia as well as North American mammals and birds. His images of creatures in the wild help communicate the importance of our natural heritage and our responsibility to preserve it.
    Without even seeing the nearby waterhole the viewer can imagine it by seeing the intent gaze of this young lion cub. While he is too young to participate in the hunt, he is learning quickly about his future prey. Getting in position early for this shot I was able to time it so that I got a beautifully muted background in the shade while stil having the evening sunlight to highlight the cub's face and eyes.

    Without even seeing the nearby waterhole the viewer can imagine it by seeing the intent gaze of this young lion cub. While he is too young to participate in the hunt, he is learning quickly about his future prey. Getting in position early for this shot I was able to time it so that I got a beautifully muted background in the shade while stil having the evening sunlight to highlight the cub's face and eyes.