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Keeping Watch

By sherlob    
Just before dawn in Addo game reserve South Africa, and a juvenile lion (approx 18months) looks around attentively whilst the rest of the pride sleep. Soon after he opted to join the pride. Then again he'll need his rest as in the next few months it is likely his life will change dramatically as the perental males push him and his brothers out of the pride. This will be a difficult transition and a dangerous one; there is a substantial risk of mortal injury during the process, and as a single lion he will be more vulnerable.

Seeing this wild pride close up was a special experience I hope never to forget.

Adam

Tags: Lion Young Sleep South africa Safari Transition Male lion Juvenile Wildlife and nature Addo Game Reserve Kuzuko

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Comments


29 Oct 2019 5:27PM
Beautifu, sharp image and great caption.

Lory
29 Oct 2019 10:32PM
Well captured.
clicknimagine Plus
11 797 104 India
30 Oct 2019 11:10AM
Beautiful...

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