Lion Panthera leo
The lion, also known as the African lion, is one of the five big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The undisputed kings of the wild!
I recently visited the Masai Mara in Kenya, East Africa, with the intention of spending some quiet “out of season” time with the three Big Cats viz. lion, leopard and cheetah. The scene here is some of the female and cub members of a fourteen strong pride. This pride is ruled by two males. We were to encounter this pride on a number of separate occasions in the Mara and were extremely fortunate to witness some hunting activities.
This image was captured in the Masai Mara conservancy, south west Kenya, East Africa.
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