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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Legend of the mating lions

It’s almost time to depart from the Moremi Game Reserve in a late afternoon. Our naturalist suddenly asked us to sit tight & our jeep accelerated. While our jeep approached this beautiful savanna, what’s more enticing was the sighting of the mating lions couple. We only had the luck of viewing that for a short while as our jeep had to exit the reserve before the sunset. It’s a fascination indeed!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Khwai community, Botswana
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Yau Hing Carmen Chan