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Cleaning Up

Cleaning Up

One my full first day in the Maasi Mara, we (along with a bunch of other visitors) came to view a pride of lions feasting on the remnants of a buffalo they had killed the previous evening. I say “remnants” because there wasn’t much left of the buffalo except the bones, but the lions continued to enjoy every last morsel.

This large male lion was given a wide birth by the lioness of the group, and he got the first pick of what he wanted from the remains. After about 30 minutes, he took a break and I was able to capture this image as he cleaned off his upper lip.

I just love how the red hues of his mane help to highlight the blood red stains around his mouth.

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