Saturday, 1 January 2011

Lions And Men


Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania


I guess you can tell how hot it was. Three more lions were laying in the shade of our car and here is one of them.
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13 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Interesting to see how spotted that lion is. Love the photo. Happy New Year. Diane

Friend of HK said...

Happy New Year !

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is amazing. We were there in February, when the grasses were high, green & golden, it was cooler, but the tall grasses obscured the view of the lions.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

and i assume you could not move until they left so you must have been there quite awhile. very cool.

Jacob said...

It is always best, if you have to get near lions, to have lethargic lions. And I'm not lying!

Fantastic image! Yikes!

Pagan Sphinx said...

They must be well-fed! What an adventure! I would SO be there, if I could!

Happy New Year!

Kay L. Davies said...

The lion by the back wheel appears to have been run over. Just the angle of the shot, I guess.
Remind me not to go there in December. TOO hot. But it is an area I've always dreamed of visiting, but a long way from Canada.
All the best for 2011.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Tricia said...

WoW! How incredible it must have been to be so close to such a wild animal... incredibly scary, too! WoW!

Francisca said...

I thought I was adventurous, but this looks a bit too close and too hot for comfort. If those big lions are too hot to pay you any mind, I can't imagine you were feeling cool either!

Small City Scenes said...

As the comedian said--'How hot is it?'-----Too funny. MB

Andreas Hensel said...

Great shots...the wild cats are so cute...but also dangerous.

Stickup Artist said...

Humans, like the lions, prefer to be in a group, not off wandering around alone but sharing life together in communities. I like the way you show how much we have in common with the animal kingdom, how much personality animals do possess, and how much we actually have inherited from them.

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

wow!! impressive shots!! so close :)