I had several wonderful lion sightings during my time in Kenya, and decided that these big cats would be the focus of my images for today. While in Selenkay, the lion sightings were late in the day with fading late, so the images aren’t the greatest, but I have fantastic memories. Not long after the first few images were taken, the cubs were playing on a tree stump when the two males starting roaring; the sound was intense as they were very close to the vehicle, and the cubs stopped in their tracks, almost as if they were in awe of the sound they were hearing. For me, looking at these pictures takes me right back to the moment they were captured.
I hope you enjoy, and wishing you a wonderful week ahead.
Sunday as a day of rest seems a distant memory right now; and while I wish I could be chilling out like these lions, I have coursework to do instead.
Spending a little time on my photography gives me the opportunity to flex my creative muscles and gets me energized again to get back to work. I think though that once finals are done in August, I’ll be looking quite like these lions on the weekends until classes go back again in September.
Wishing you all the best for a positive week ahead.
The photo prompt of the week is smile; either an image of a smile, or something that makes you smile. Since baby animals are a universal crowd pleaser, here are a fewer images of youngsters that have made me smile.
The prompt for the week is to show a wish, and mine is simple, but it seems at the moment, not easy at all. I wish for all these beautiful, wild creatures to be safe, and have the opportunity to live long, natural lives without knowing the horror of poaching or human / wildlife conflict.
These lions were amazing to spend time with while in the Sabi Sands in South Africa. Over the course of a few days we spent time with them on two kudo kills, watched as the female chose which of her suitors she preferred (the one pictured here, of course) and even saw them mating several times. Animal interaction in the bush is always exciting, and I learned new things which each game drive.
Thinking about spending time in the bush, and looking through my pictures, certainly helps to put me in a great mood 🙂