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Lion Pictures - Pg 2

This lion gallery features imagese taken in Botswana's Tuli Block and Chobe National Park, and in South Africa's flagship reserve, the Kruger National Park.

Although not as well known as Botswana's Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park, the Tuli Block, situated in the far eastern corner of the country, is nevertheless rich in wildlife.

While in Tuli, Chobe and Kruger, we were fortunate to come across a number of lion prides, allowing us to get lion cub shots, plus photos of regal male lions, including a pair on a giraffe kill in Kruger.

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Pair of lion cubs Lion cub Pair of lion cubs
Lioness and cub in riverbed Lioness front view Lion male relaxing
lion feeding on giraffe Young lion male Pair of lion males
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Lion wading in river Lioness standing side-on Lioness with cub
Lion on giraffe kill Lion with bloodied face Lion on giraffe kill
Lion on giraffe kill Lion male portrait Lioness with young male lion
Lions enjoy their rest
Lions are reputed to sleep or rest for about 20 hours a day, so you'll often find them lying prone under a shady bush, particularly after they've gorged themselves following a kill.

Much of their hunting is done at night and this makes it all the more difficult to get lion images that crackle and sparkle with life.

There's always action when a lion pride brings down a large mammal like a buffalo or giraffe as the lions scramble to get their share, with plenty of growling and snarling as the adults jostle for position.

However, once they've eaten their fill, they invariably retreat to a shady spot, only stirring when hyenas, jackals, and vultures attempt to grab the remains of the carcass.

Patience Needed
As in all nature photography, patience is necessary and eventually, if you wait long enough, there'll be some movement - maybe just a lift of the head or change of body position - that will allow a couple of quick shots.

Of course, if you're in a game-viewing vehicle with impatient companions, this may not be possible. But maintain your good humour and trust that a considerate attitude will be repaid on the next drive.

Your reward could well be sequence of memorable lion images from your African safari that will be the envy of those back home.

Lion Slideshow
If you prefer, you can view images from the lion gallleries as a Slideshow.

Should you want to find out more about lions, then please have a look at our Lion Information or Lion Facts.

See also Lion Pictures Pg 3

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