Friday, January 18, 2008

Last Lions

Here are the last lion photos I am going to show on this blog, at least until the next time I go to Africa. 'Cuz I'm done after this. All my other lion photos are just lazy lions hanging around.

The photo above was in Tanzania in 2001. I was on safari, I think in the Serengeti. The driver stopped suddenly, and with great astonishment announced:

"That lion is in a tree!"

Tree-climbing lions aren't too common anywhere, but there are areas known for them. Not the Serengeti, though.

"The buffalo have got him surrounded!"

Indeed they did. I wondered how the standoff would end. So did the lion's pride. His girl-lions were hiding across the road, staring at the situation, and surely wondering what to do.

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