Masai Mara – Lions

Lions are everywhere in the plains of the Masai Mara. You bump into them after every tree. Generally, they are sleeping in the shade (their days are spread between 1% hunting, 1% eating and 98% sleeping after eating or before hunting).

My best images follow…

Big males

The king of the animals, Simba (in Swahili), the head of the pride, the one who eats first (even if he did not hunt, he will eat before all the others et the rest of the pride may not even have a piece of the meal after him).

Big lion

Big lion
Big lion, male

Big lion, male

There is even more photos about lions in the Lions category.

Lionesse and young lions

The lionesse is the beating heart of the pride, she hunts for food even if I only saw one short-lived hunt for warthogs.

Lion, young male in the sun

Lion, young male in the sun
Young lions, profile

Young lions, profile
Young lion (backlit)

Young lion (backlit)
Young lion, walking (profile)

Young lion, walking (profile)
Lions in the river

Lions in the river
Lionesse

Lionesse

Lion cubs

Often very cute as all young animals, you can easily detect in those young cats the instinct for hunt and kill, and the installation of strict social organization in the midst of games (simulated attacks, small bites, minor fights).

Lion cubs in Leopard gorge

Lion cubs in Leopard gorge
Lion cub, portrait in Leopard Gorge

Lion cub, portrait in Leopard Gorge
Lion cubs

Lion cubs

And a few more lions

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Lion, male
Big lion sleeping under a tree

Big lion sleeping under a tree

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