July 24, 2013

Lion Pride, Serengeti

Photograph by Michael Nichols, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A pride of lions rests on a kopje, or rocky outcrop, near a favorite water hole in the Serengeti. Lions use kopjes as havens and outlooks on the plains. When the rains bring green grass, wildebeests arrive in vast herds.

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39 comments
Autumn Domsch
Autumn Domsch

That is an amazing photo... I wish I were there even if the pride might wake up! : )

Mori Anderson
Mori Anderson

I feel like the Lion that's sleeping to the left! Zzzzz, lol!

Nia Imman
Nia Imman

i feel i should be silence to not disturb the moment that is captured in the photo i have never seen anything like it quiet at peace they are not hunting strange they are not alerted to the photographer presence i would think their reaction would be different are they alive and well are they alright   i would never think to see them this way resting are they alive

Taeho Shin
Taeho Shin

I can see the guy in the cloud with his thumb up :)


Alex Sun
Alex Sun

The horizon is not horizonal. that'sodd.

Shannon T
Shannon T

Oh my Lord how sweet! Such beautiful animals, particularly the one sleeping in the front. Those two that are looking at the camera seem like they're ready to pounce.

Mylene D.
Mylene D.

Simba's dad calling up in the sky... love that movie. Nice shot!

Herbert Gumula
Herbert Gumula

I wish it was in colours but all meaning less the same its cute

Robert Fullenwider
Robert Fullenwider

To bad it's in LAME black and white. They make this thing called color!

Black n white was neat fifty years ago! Would have been an epic pic to.

F. Rustum
F. Rustum

Overwhelmed. It might sound scary, but i wish i can part of them. Might feel like hang out with friends, do nothing, just watch world goes by

Sanjay Saxena
Sanjay Saxena

Very nice grayscale composition; specially sunbeams thru the clouds…

C. Pizarro
C. Pizarro

Amazing pictures, one day i will travel to serengeti and see this wonderfull lions and think, what a wonderful world.  So impressive ^^

Jeanette Duurvoort
Jeanette Duurvoort

I am so grateful - I can be stuck here and expand my knowledge by seeing these pictures, on the web. So beautiful

pala lechat
pala lechat

Wow! That is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Rebekah Grant
Rebekah Grant

Loved this one - and stunning in black and white with the clouds.  Nature and animals make a great combination for a photo.  Thanks for sharing. 

Luca Funghi
Luca Funghi

Maybe us with explaining Next we are the last generation that can still enjoy these shows that Nature provides, if not we will try to change the direction that Humanity to take ...

marina girgis
marina girgis

that lioness below the one in the center is the real star of the scene............beautiful

Natalie Cummings
Natalie Cummings

These guys certainly enjoy "lion" around!  Great photo...

Heart Beat Singh
Heart Beat Singh

Great click!!!!! looking nice
it's 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 and one out of picture, is commenting 14

Taher Fawzai
Taher Fawzai

wwowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww   


G. Cassanelli
G. Cassanelli

aaaaaamazing Picture ! BUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC allow to have the horizon going down to the right ?

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