I thought I would go back to the beginning… February 2007 I made my first trip to Africa and we visited the Ndutu region of the Serengeti during the migration calving period. February is “supposed” to be one of the driest months in Tanzania, but as fate would have it, it poured rain almost every day and the region experienced severe flooding leaving us stranded in the Serengeti with washed out bridges. Quite the experience for the first time on safari.
We came across this pride of lions on our way out of camp one afternoon. They were all sprawled in the mud taking an afternoon siesta. You can see their bellies are certainly quite full. I think there were about 12 in all, scattered about in the wet grass and sandy flats. The young one certainly did not mind a little sand in his hair.
These were all shot as jpegs on an old Canon Rebel xTi. It was the first time I had photographed wildlife and I had no idea how it would later change my life.