This magnificent male lion is Lenkume of the Angama Pride, born in February, 2013.

North-west of camp, not far from the Mara River, we encountered him mating with one of the females from the Cheli Pride.

It was a fantastic sighting, and we also had the pleasure of being joined by Jonathan Scott of "Big Cat Diary" fame, who put the Maasai Mara region on the map, and brought the lives of the Mara's big cats into the homes of millions of people.

Here, Lenkume rests in the warmth of the morning sun in between mating sessions.

We spent a few hours with Lenkume and the Cheli Pride female.

For the most part, they lazed around doing very little; but we did witness two mating sessions during our time with them, which made it a special encounter.

Published on Friday, 21 June, 2019.


Date Thursday, 6 June, 2019
Time 8:53am
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Extender Canon Extender EF 2x II
Focal Length 600mm
Aperture f/8
Shutter Speed 1/1,250th of a second
ISO 1,600
Exposure Mode Manual
Subject Distance 17.80m




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