02 December 2012

Felis leo - the king

Coming across lions in the wild is always a thrill. I don't know what it is. Maybe its their size or their raw power, or the fact that they are just plain dangerous. But whatever it is these big cats do have a certain aura about them.

There are nine of them in the Addo Elephant National Park and if you know more or less where they hang out, you may just see them. But they spend about sixteen hours of the day sleeping or just lying about and if they are in the thick bush you will never find them.

This is one of two young males that lives in the Southern part of the Park that happened to be walking along the road we were driving along. On this occassion he was on a mission. The sighting was a fleeting before he and his brother disappeared into the thick bush.

3 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Very cool, awesome shot of the Lion!

Judy said...

I imagine the feeling you get seeing a lion in the wild is different from seeing one in a zoo. I would love to do it...

Firefly said...

I always feel special when I encounter lions in Addo