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Black Maned Lion

Panthera leo


A closeup of the lion snoozing on the road at night. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..........


On one of our nights in Kruger National Park we booked a night safari, which was great fun! Many animals come out at night that are not active during the day. We came across two male lions sleeping peacefully on the warm asphalt road. One of them moved begrudgingly when the safari jeep rolled past them - the other (the one pictured) didn't bother to move a muscle!


It should definitely be noted that this photo was taken with a telephoto lens. Please also note that spotlights were shone away from the eyes of all the wildlife we encountered, and their behaviour was closely monitored by our naturalist guides for any signs of discomfort or stress to protect both us and the animals. Photo: "Snoozing Night Lion" - Black Maned Lion (Panthera leo) - South Africa - September 2015 ISO 4000 - F2.8 - 1/100 - 200mm Connect with me: Facebook: Twitter: Website: © Alena E.S. Wildlife and Nature Photography

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LivesInADream 5 years ago

Thank you Anushka Shinde!

LivesInADream 5 years ago

Thank you Sara Barrera!

Anushka Shinde
Anushka Shinde 5 years ago


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Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Sep 18, 2015
Submitted on Sep 20, 2015

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