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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lioness on a tree

The lions of the Mara have started adapting to nature. The grass was tall and she had been separated from her pride, thus climbed up for a vantage point. From what I. can see over the last few visits to the African wilderness is that the lions are no longer just land based mammals. She did eventually the pride and join them later that afternoon.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: Narok County, Kenya
Camera: E-M1MarkII
Copyright: © Ranjan Ramchandani