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I did see these over on Nature and I have been wondering if I will be so lucky to capture something like this on my upcoming trip.
While I often move to BW, I prefer the color here. On the left I think there is enough of the emerging from darkness factor on both images. On the right, the brighter browns offer enough contrast and depth against the greens. And the color just says life to me more.
There are other aspects I wish were different, but over which you probably had little control. A larger aperture and/or faster shutter speed might have kept the lion on the left sharper. There is clutter, but hey, that's part of the environmental accuracy of the capture. You might consider a tighter crop, eliminating some of the blurred foreground vegetation on the right and balancing the image with some crop in from the left.
Must have been a great trip.