Species: African Lion (SImba) | Location: Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
After four other tours left these lions in the shade, we, in our own vehicle, just waited. About 30 minutes later they came out and played in the sun with their cub. Then they posed for me. After all the hours watching lions in the shade, this was a photographic thrill. Even more thrilling–after this shot, the male proceeded through traditional foreplay and mating with the female. The photographic sequence is stunning.
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About The Photographer
I am an AIDS treating and global health physician as well as a semi-professional photographer. I teach photography at Hollyhock.ca in Canada and in the Galapagos. And I teach at the Medical School in Denver, Colorado. I live nearby in Boulder. I have worked for years in Uganda as an AIDS treating physician at the Medical School in Kampala (Infectious Diseases Institute) and been able to spend a good amount of time in Murchison Falls National Park.