Our last safari in late February had the best weather of all. The sun shone up until the end of the day unobstructed by clouds on most days. We had to really push the limits of park rules because sunset was occurring at about 7.00pm and at that same time we were supposed to be back in camp already. We still managed to enjoy some sunsets out when there were good situations to photograph, although with a bit of fear of being caught by the rangers who are quite nasty here in Tanzania.
One of these late afternoons we were in a remote area around Ndutu with a group of young male Lions and a couple of females mating. The scene was beautiful, with nice water basins and reeds nearby. The Wildebeests had come down from the plains to drink throughout the day but the Lions were not interested at all.
One of the males in honeymoon was particularly striking, with a light blond crested mane.
He kept all the other males at bay when they woke up in the late afternoon and came out of the long grass to see if they could have a chance with the female. It was wonderful, the atmosphere was magic, there was silence all around, we were alone in the middle of the plains, taking in all this beauty and trying to turn it into images!0