It is wonderful to see so many lions together. It is great that the lion population at Londolozi is growing.
Lions moving through water. The Money Shot. I don’t know what it is about a photo of a lion or lions wading across a river – no matter how shallow – that is so appealing, yet this is the photograph we’re all after. Maybe it’s just the fact that lions and water seem so at odds with one another, maybe it’s the rarity of the event.
I certainly believe that there’s something in the seeming contradiction of the lion-water combination that holds the allure.
Whatever it is, we almost struck pure gold a couple of days ago, when 17 lions from the Ntsevu Pride and Birmingham Coalition were lined up at the Causeway, seemingly debating whether or not to cross. We were rushing out to view the Tsalala lioness, who had taken down a buffalo bull all by herself (more on this later), when we bumped the sighting of the Ntsevu pride approaching the Sand River:
17 lions coming across the Causeway towards us was almost too much to hope for, but seeing them all drinking in front of us was more than enough to make our day. And this was at 10am. Who says lions are only active at night?
Filed under Featured Lions Photo Journal
Haha thanks guys. And we are still yet to see the latest litter of 5. Pretty soon we will have a pride of 22 walking around (excluding the Birmingham males)!