African Wildlife: Lions
Before going to Africa the first time, it was always my dream to take pictures of a lion in the wild. Taking pictures of lions is fun as they are very social and are the only big cats that remain together as family groups (prides). Lion photos can be interesting as a male or two will protect his pride against rogue males who are looking to take over a pride. If the rogue males succeed, lion pictures can be disturbing as they will kill all of the cubs, putting the females in estrus so they can produce their own offspring. Female lions hunt as a team and provide for the entire pride including the males. The males aren't always in immediate proximity of the pride, but when they are, they eat first and leave what is left over for the females and the cubs. Lion photos of the pride can provide a lot of interaction pictures between the adult lions and cubs. The interacton is great as I'm always looking for the ultimate lion picture.
I hope you enjoy my lion pics. These lions photographs were taken in South Africa and the Masai Mara.
Blogs from photographing lions in the Masai Mara: