A massive adult male Lion at Rest!
Their job is to sit, rest, protect the pride, procreate, and sleep!
The storied life of a big cat.
We travel to Tanzania to view and photography wild animals and birds, along with beautiful landscapes. We search for the best angle, light, pose, and hopefully some action. This latest tour gave us everything.
Here, this huge male was resting, and waiting for the pride to make the next kill, usually happening in the dark hours of the night. In our camp, at 3-4 am, we can hear the roars, and the fights with elephants and hyenas as they all fight for survival.
The morning light at sunrise is filled with excitement, as we trek out to the bush to see what happened. Early am us full of activity. This shot however was taken during the late afternoon, sun going down, and a rest time for the lions as they prepare for the evening hunt.
The look of content is what made this scene interesting for me.
Male Lion at Rest
Raymond Barlow Photo Tours to Tanzania Wildlife and Nature
Nikon D850 ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/1000s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso400