A Walk on the Wild Side

Category: Outdoor Scenes

 

Photo and caption by nancy law

While walking in Mana Pools National Park, we were fortunate to have encountered this pride of 11 lions that were resting in the coolness of the shade of a mahogany tree. They were lolling and grooming and fat from their night's feeding. A herd of buffalo passed in the distance, but a few veered off and walked directly past the pride. This image is of the ensuing chaos that resulted. I remember dust, blood, the cries of the lion cubs as they hid from the herd, and the roars of the adult lions as they defended their prey. We eventually had to climb a tree to escape the action. Awesome.

Location: Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

 

More Outdoor Scenes Entries »

 
  1. Cave and Camera

    By Shannon Charlebois

  2. Reflect

    By Shannon Charlebois

  3. Bridging Old to New

    By Shannon Charlebois

Take A Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities




Subscribe to Nat Geo Traveler

  • 3050C_TRV_Banner_160x120.jpg

    Order Now

    Available in print and for iPad®! See destinations come alive with 360-degree photos, videos, and more!