Sunday, July 29, 2007

Baby Lions

Serengeti Plains, Tanzania

My parents are on the Serengeti Plains today, their last day in Africa.

On my last day in Africa in 2001, we came upon six lion cubs, napping and playing in the sun, left alone while their moms were out hunting. (Lions are kind of like some human families....the ladies bring home the bacon and their husbands just hang out and wait to see what's for supper) We watched them and photographed them for about 45 minutes and the cubs remained completely oblivious to our presence. These two went back to sleep about a minute after I took this shot.


weasel said...

Nice shot.

Sure beats "York Wild Kingdom".

mainelife said...

Most things beat the Kingdom :O
However, nothing to date beats Africa and I really recommend it to everyone.