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RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Spalea - 04-09-2020

Daniel Rosengren: " HAPPY EASTER!

It is quite entertaining to watch a lion that has found an ostrich egg. An ostrich egg is about the size of over 20 chicken's eggs and has a very hard shell. This makes it difficult for a female lion to open it as she has to open her mouth to the max to fit it in. In this wide open state, she doesn't have much power to crush the egg and struggles quite a bit, often trying different techniques. This generates a lot of curiosity among the other lions who all think they can do a better job with it. If the one with the egg gives up, another lion jumps straight in and gives it a try. In the end, there is usually one lion who finally manages to crack it and gets the reward of licking up the interior egg white and yolk. Male lions are larger and can open their mouth bigger and normally don't have a problem ot open the egg.
Like I mentioned above, ostrich eggs are huge. The typically weigh about 1.4 kg, this makes it the largest egg and single cell in the world. But it is actually the smallest of all bird eggs compared to the size of the mother. The egg shell is about 2 millimeters thick, that is about 7 times thicker than a normal chicken's egg. On Mohs scale of mineral hardness the ostrich egg scores a 3, that is equal to a penny!
Photographed in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. "





RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Spalea - 04-09-2020

Marlon du Toit: " Little lion cubs for days! Because we all love ourselves a little baby lion action to remind us of just how incredible mother nature can be."





RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Spalea - 04-13-2020

Daniel Rosengren: " Four lion cubs in self isolation. The parents are out hunting and these cubs are patiently waiting for them to come back. They do look quite lonely there on the vast Serengeti plain. "





RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Spalea - 04-13-2020

Daniel Rosengren: " A lion hug. "





RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Spalea - 04-18-2020

Daniel Rosengren: " My family portrait of the Vumbi pride. This lion pride was made world famous in the Aug 2013 issue of National Geographic. It is a very interesting true story written by David Quammen, "The Short Happy Life of a Serengeti Lion" (can be read online) with fantastic photos by Michael "Nick" Nichols.

This is not the whole pride on the photo, but, one adult female with seven cubs and youngsters.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. "





RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Cunaguaro - 04-25-2020

5 Bad boys of the Ngorongoro crater. We saw these guys first thing in the morning just as we got to the bottom of the crater. 
Feb 2020.
Photos by: Cyrus Emadi. 
Lion pictures

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*This image is copyright of its original author



RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Spalea - 04-27-2020

Daniel Rosengren: " Three lion cubs attacking their mum in their hunger for milk. Lions cubs typically suckle milk for about 6-8 months. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. "





RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Pckts - 04-27-2020

lisa.antell
Snyggve, one of the Namiri Plains males, and a son of the legendary C-Boy/Hildur coalition, striding across the plains to investigate some vulture commotion over a carcass abandoned by a female cheetah (Laura). He has a distinctive look and very impressive size and demeanor!
Namiri Plains Camp
Eastern Serengeti Feb 2018



RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Spalea - 04-29-2020

Marlon du Toit: " A male lion walks across the surface of a large flat rock in Moru, Serengeti. It’s an incredible scene complimenter by dark moody clouds in the background.

Focus on finding & sharing the story in front of you. Had you been too close you’d lose the impact of it all. Open your eyes to all around you & tell the story of what you’re seeing!
May 6th I’ll present a @wildeyesa Webinar on exactly this subject - Seeing in Monochrome. It’ll be exciting & I hope you can join me. Thanks in advance - hope the information helped a little."





RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Spalea - 04-30-2020

Lisa Antell: " Lions for Lockdown.

We are all absolutely fine but I still had a rather tumultuous emotional day. I am an optimistic cheerful person by nature but even I get a bit freaked out by the pandemic. This beautiful young lioness was enjoying some “me” time in the bright early morning sun while her two tiny cubbies were stashed in a drainage line just below her. I like to think of this view of her as her Madonna meditation moment!
Feb 2018
Lamai Wedge Northern Tanzania (a fabulous gorgeous area of the Serengeti by the way....especially off season!) she makes me feel calmer and more centered.  "




Lisa Antell: " The young lioness in the previous post deciding that today was the day to march her very young cubs a long way across the open grasslands to meet the rest of the pride! The little ones were a bit tired of the big expedition and complained to their mama. A beautiful pride male followed at a respectful distance as he escorted them on their mission and provided security backup!

Feb 2018
Lamai Wedge Northern Tanzania "





RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Spalea - 04-30-2020

Matt Yardley: " Together forever... "





RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Rishi - 05-02-2020

Ngorongoro craters has the most gorgeous wild lions in whole world! Wow










RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Balam - 05-05-2020

Ngorongoro








RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Spalea - 05-06-2020

Nelis Wolmarans: " For the love of big cats... "





RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Spalea - 05-07-2020

Zhayynn James: " Even a pride of lions know when to turn tail and run, when Big Mama comes charging. She could smell the lions and came seeking them, to chase them from the area, as she had calves in her herd and didn’t want predators around. Guess she wanted a bit of social distancing! "