African Lion at Sunset – Mala Mala Game Reserve, South Africa
Ok, I can’t take credit for this photograph. My wife, Adrienne, actually took it on safari with her family in South Africa. I couldn’t have taken this photo because you see I have never been to the continent of Africa. Damn I’m jealous. Oh well, I will get there someday.
During a late afternoon drive my wife and guide found this male lion in perfect light. The lion had no interest in the human observers, but tried desperately to scare off one pesky tiny fly. She has several images of the lion growling and showing his teeth that look pretty scary. However, the fly never left and, in fact, landed on the lion’s nose a couple of times. I really enjoy the warm tones of this image and agree that it is a unique view of the king of the jungle. On a side note, you can see how close she was to the lion by looking at her shadow in the lower left hand corner. See, I am not the only daring one in the family!
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