Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

After witnessing a herd of elephants cross the road right in front of us ( see my post An Elephant Crossing) on the first day of our safari, I assumed that everything else would seem relatively disappointing. That is, until we came across a small pride of lions.

This particular pride consisted of one male and three females. The females are the primary hunters, but when they’re not hunting, lions spend most of their day lazily digesting their food and sleeping. A pride’s territory can cover up to 100 square miles, so we were obviously in this guy’s space. But he didn’t seem to mind.

Below: A giraffe very carefully watching this pride of lions, and a few of the other animals we saw on this particular day on safari.

*These pictures were scanned from film originals, so the quality is less than ideal.

k.h. 2004