Saturday, December 2, 2017

The lion and the puddle

Here are just a few of the pics I took of this gorgeous lion, during  our safari tour in South Africa.

Our local guide, who is sitting on an extension out at the front of the jeep, spotted him in the distance. It’s very hard to spot the animals, because their coloring is so much like the vegetation of the savanna, but at this time of the year there are no leaves, so it is easier to spot in the dry season than in the rainy season. The lion came out from behind the branches and bushes, and we followed him on his way to a small puddle. By his limping, we knew he was wounded. He found his way to a small puddle, where he started lapping the little water he could find. 

1 comment:

  1. Lovely that you two were able to get together, even if it was only for a few moments. He looks awfully thin. Thanks for sharing!