PhotoStory: Acacia Tree, Maasai Mara

 

The rain seemed to surround us like a gigantic weather donut. As one of my guests worked with our guide to line us up perfectly for this shot I saw a lone lioness taking shelter in a bush just a few meters from us.

Dramatic scenes like this are exactly why I like to go to the Maasai Mara in the rainy season. The rain soon engulfed us and we quickly closed the roof and sides of the 4x4 and headed back to camp.

 

This moment also happened on my best Monday ever (see previous post about our close encounter with lions). Our bush breakfast as well as sightings of elephants, a huge trop of baboons and a leopard, this lion, the tree and the epic rainstorm that followed made this one heck of a day!

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