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With the top of our van open and all the windows open, our driver/guide wisely stopped at a respectful distance and shut off the engine. I shot these with a 400mm lens from maybe 30 feet away- the lions moved around a bit.
We had watched them for about 20 minutes and all they did was lie around, so the others in the van started mumbling about leaving. I about had a conniption fit, "But this is a mating pair and they are away from the pride which means they are mating and we need to stay longer in case they do!"
My tone of voice must have convinced the guide to comply, because he again shut the engine off.
Five minutes later, Leo roused himself and the two mated.
We stayed around for another go, and then we left.
Idiot passengers! They spent all that money to get there (although we had all signed up for a super cheap camp-on-the-dirt safari)- and after a few minutes they wanted to leave! IDIOTS!
But at least I got to see the lions mating .