Possessive

These two were mating for a while now (as Lions do every 20-30 min for a few days). And the male’s brother is always nearby, but in a respectful distance to the mating couple.

Yesterday afternoon I observed the scene for a few hours and realized that the female was trying to get closer to the second – non mating – brother, but got pushed off by her possessive mate as soon as she tried to move into the submissive brothers direction.

Lion family life live!

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Those eyes!

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Looking for the ladies!

Yesterday morning our two dominant male Lions were scanning a valley and following a scent trail in search for two young females. We had tracked the them for a few kilometers when we found them on top of a hill displaying themselves in all their ‘majesty’. But they never caught up with the ladies on that morning.

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That’s it … Twenty Lions!

On 10 August was World Lion Day. Instead of only one picture post for the occasion I thought I post twenty of my favorite Lion images, one for each of my twenty years of wildlife photography from 2001 to 2021. Enjoy the last seven pictures of this festival of Lions! #14-20

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Twenty Lions! #13

On 10 August was World Lion Day. Instead of only one picture post for the occasion I thought I post twenty of my favorite Lion images, one for each of my twenty years of wildlife photography from 2001 to 2021. Enjoy this festival of Lions! #13

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Twenty Lions! #12

On 10 August was World Lion Day. Instead of only one picture post for the occasion I thought I post twenty of my favorite Lion images, one for each of my twenty years of wildlife photography from 2001 to 2021. Enjoy this festival of Lions! #12

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Twenty Lions!

On 10 August was World Lion Day. Instead of only one picture post for the occasion I thought I post twenty of my favorite Lion images, one for each of my twenty years of wildlife photography from 2001 to 2021. Enjoy this festival of Lions! #10

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Twenty Lions!

On 10 August was World Lion Day. Instead of only one picture post for the occasion I thought I post twenty of my favorite Lion images, one for each of my twenty years of wildlife photography from 2001 to 2021. Enjoy this festival of Lions! #9

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Twenty Lions! #8

On 10 August was World Lion Day. Instead of only one picture post for the occasion I thought I post twenty of my favorite Lion images, one for each of my twenty years of wildlife photography from 2001 to 2021. Enjoy this festival of Lions! #8

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*Twenty Lions! #7

On 10 August was World Lion Day. Instead of only one picture post for the occasion I thought I post twenty of my favorite Lion images, one for each of my twenty years of wildlife photography from 2001 to 2021. Enjoy this festival of Lions! #7

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