Bring on the Lions

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Most impalas die of old age.  And most people die of old age, too.

But that’s not a very exciting story, is it?

What makes us want to bring on the lions?

11 responses

  1. Kids use the term “Awesome” rather loosely. Sequioa are awesome, the great beasts, like lions and elephants, are awesome.

  2. to get the heart racing, and because they are beautiful!

  3. Such an amazing photo! Looking right at you, and with blood on its face!

    1. There were three lions eating a baby hippo. This one was taking a rest, checking us out because we had just arrived in our Land Rover. Needless to say, none of us got out of it!

      1. I would not have either, but such a great shot…Lens?

      2. So close I didn’t need to use a zoom. I use the same lens for my digital Canon. It will do macro to 800 mm. This was probably taken at about 60 mm.

  4. Why? Because they are primal, incredible. And freakin’ HUGE!!!!!!!

    1. Not as big as elephants, Kevin! But I kind of wonder about that primal part of us that wants a lion’s kind of excitement. Thanks for stopping by!

      1. I think it’s the primal part. They terrify us, yet they are beautiful and magnificent. I’ve never seen one in the wild but I hope to someday.

        When I saw one in a zoo once (years ago, before I boycotted zoos), I was mostly struck by how big they are.

      2. I hope that you do get to see one in the wild, Kevin. But go soon. There are only about 20,000 lions left in the southern part of Africa. Botswana is a good place to go see them.

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