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Photographer's Note

This image is one of my favourites, taken on a very rewarding photo-shoot one late afternoon as we were on our way to our lodge in the Seronera area of the Serengeti. Later I will post at least one more from here.

The Seronera area is in a transitional zone between open grassland and more wooded grassland, which means that it supports a wider diversity of wildlife than elsewhere, and making it one of the most important tourist destinations in the Serengeti National Park

Lions favourite resting places are the kopjes, which are the large rocky outcrops protruding above the surface in the grassy plains. Many of them support varied vegetation. Here, the lioness seems to be sitting on the grass, but she is on top of a kopje, together with other females and about eight cubs. We were parked just below watching them for quite some time. Considering how close we were, none of the lions took any notice of us at all.

I deliberately composed it off-centre giving her space on the left to look into. Very little cropping; just a tad on the right and some sky to retain the proportions.

There is a cute complementary image in the WS

ISO 160, FL 300mm

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