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King of the Masai Mara, Kenya Africa | by Stephen Oachs (
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King of the Masai Mara, Kenya Africa

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King of the Masai Mara...this big fella was one of the nicely looking lions I saw on this trip. He was mid aged, healthy, wasn't too beat up and his colorings were great. But, he was pretty lazy, as most male lions are...he just sat in the grass watching the Impala's in the distance...surely he was thinking about eating, but was too lazy to do anything about it. The day I shot this a big rain storm rolled across the Mara, with thunder and lighting and the blowing winds just before the start of the storm gave the grass around the lion some nice curve which I thought framed him well. It was a bit tricky getting a frame where there wasn't grass across his eyes. Took about 100 tries!

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Taken on January 17, 2012