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A pride of lions on a rocky outcrop – Maasai Mara 2024

A pride of lions on a rocky outcrop – Maasai Mara 2024

A pride of lions on a rocky outcrop. In the nice morning light, we found this pride of lions moving across the open plain. It looked like they were about to cross a small valley so we positioned our vehicle on the far side to get views of them crossing the valley and...

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Lion cubs at play – Maasai Mara 2024

Lion cubs at play – Maasai Mara 2024

Lions cubs at play. It is always great fun to watch lion cubs at play. We found a pride of lions early one morning in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. The adults were resting but the cubs had lots of energy. We had met up with this pride on several occasions in the early morning....

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Lion pride crosses the open plain – Maasai Mara 2024

Lion pride crosses the open plain – Maasai Mara 2024

Lion pride crosses the open plain. Over several mornings we had spent time with this pride of lions in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Often our time with them was short as they were normally on the move to find a suitable resting place for the day. We ended up following the...

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Lion cubs fool around – Maasai Mara 2024

Lion cubs fool around – Maasai Mara 2024

Lion cubs fool around.  It is always great fun to watch lion cubs fool around. We found a pride of lions early one morning in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. The adults were resting but the cubs had lots of energy. We had met up with this pride on several occasions in the early...

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Time with a pride of lions – Maasai Mara 2024

Time with a pride of lions – Maasai Mara 2024

Time with a pride of lions. We found a pride of lions just relaxing in the chill of the early morning. The cubs played with the females and there was much grooming. It is always impressive to spend time with a pride of lions and marvel at the power and beauty of these...

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Lioness with small cubs – Maasai Mara 2024

Lioness with small cubs – Maasai Mara 2024

Lioness with small cubs. The Olare Motorogi Conservancy in Kenya’s Maasai Mara is a great place to see lions. On this quite chilly morning we found a pride of lions and the cubs enjoyed playing with one of the pride female lions. Such a lovely sight seeing a lioness...

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Young Lions play around a tree – Maasai Mara 2024

Young Lions play around a tree – Maasai Mara 2024

Young Lions play around a tree.  In Kenya’s Maasai Mara not far from Kicheche Bush camp, we found a ride of lions. Some of the cubs and juveniles decided it was time for some play. They found a suitable dead tree and began to play. As the rest of the pride carried on...

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Young Lions fool around on a rock – Maasai Mara 2024

Young Lions fool around on a rock – Maasai Mara 2024

Young Lions fool around on a rock. We had spent some time with a pride of lions in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy close to Kicheche Bush Camp, in the Maasai, Mara. Two of the young lions spotted a rock a short distance away and could not resist using it as a...

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With a pride of lions in the Maasai Mara – Maasai Mara 2024

With a pride of lions in the Maasai Mara – Maasai Mara 2024

With a pride of lions in the Maasai Mara. Heavy rain in the Maasai Mara had made the ground around Kicheche Bush Camp in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy very wet indeed. We spent quite some time with a pride of lions as they moved on from a topi kill to find a resting...

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Fabulous male lion – Maasai Mara 2024

Fabulous male lion – Maasai Mara 2024

Fabulous male lion. This fabulous male lion had just enjoyed feasting on a topi in Kenya’s Maasai Mara not far from Kicheche Bush camp. The early morning mist had mostly vanished and the light was improving. As he walked towards us we could hear his impressive paws...

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Lion pride in glorious early morning light – Maasai Mara 2024

Lion pride in glorious early morning light – Maasai Mara 2024

Lion pride in glorious early morning light. It was a misty morning as we set off from Kicheche Bush Camp, in Kenya’s Maasai Mara and there had been heavy rain for the previous several days. As the sun broke through the mist began to lift as we found a lion pride in...

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Lions take down a zebra as a storm builds – Maasai Mara 2024

Lions take down a zebra as a storm builds – Maasai Mara 2024

Lions take down a zebra as a storm builds. Close to Kicheche Bush Camp in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya, Africa we saw that a pride of lions had spotted a small herd (a dazzle) of zebra as they prepared to cross the river. The lions immediately started to...

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Lions mating – Maasai Mara 2024

Lions mating – Maasai Mara 2024

Lions mating. In the Naboisho Conservancy, Maasai Mara, Kenya, these magnificent lions were coming to the end of their mating cycle. The snarling and growling associated with this act is very impressive. Although on this occasion less so compared to early in the...

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Magnificent mating lions – Maasai Mara 2024

Magnificent mating lions – Maasai Mara 2024

Magnificent mating lions. Close to Kicheche Valley Camp, Naboisho Conservancy in the Maasai Mara we found these two lions mating. The snarling, growling and roaring associated with this act is very impressive. The male was a particularly fine specimen. Watching...

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Lionesses on a giraffe kill  – Maasai Mara 2024

Lionesses on a giraffe kill – Maasai Mara 2024

Lionesses on a giraffe kill.  We arrived at this rather gruesome scene just a few minutes after these lionesses had taken down a pregnant giraffe. The poor giraffe’s legs were still kicking as the lions ate. Not a pleasant sight - nature red in tooth and claw! It was...

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Lioness after the storm – Maasai Mara 2024

Lioness after the storm – Maasai Mara 2024

Lioness after the storm. In the late afternoon the rain had been torrential in the Naboisho Conservancy, Maasai Mara, Kenya. We were beginning to dry out as was the wildlife. This lioness was enjoying the drier weather when we found her lying in the open. The other...

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A Lioness roars – Maasai Mara 2024

A Lioness roars – Maasai Mara 2024

A Lioness roars. It was a cool day in the Naboisho Conservancy, Maasai Mara, Kenya when we found a pride of lions. The pride was scattered over quite a large area and this lioness was lying on her own in the open. As we watched she started to roar making contact with...

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Roaring lioness – Maasai Mara 2024

Roaring lioness – Maasai Mara 2024

Roaring lioness.  In the Naboisho Conservancy, Maasai Mara, Kenya, we found a pride of lions shortly after some heavy rain. The pride was scattered over quite a large area and this lioness was lying on her own in the open. As we watched she started to roar making...

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Magnificent male lion in the rain – Maasai Mara 2024

Magnificent male lion in the rain – Maasai Mara 2024

Magnificent male lion in the rain. It had been raining hard in Naboisho Conservancy, Maasai Mara, Kenya. In the late evening we came across this male lion sitting in the open and looking rather miserable as the rain tumbled down. A head shake removed a lot of the...

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