20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tree lions in Ishasha

Ishasha, in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park, is home to tree-climbing lions. Researchers are unclear as to why lions choose to spend much of their time in trees in that particular location, a behavior not typically demonstrated by lions elsewhere.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Uganda
Camera: NIKON Z 7_2
Copyright: © Arie Katz