{African Lion Safari}

I love photographing animals. This is where the hobbyist photographer comes out in me. Every year I make an effort to visit a zoo of some sort. This year I went to African Lion Safari TWICE! The first time was with my co-op student when we wanted to go on an adventure and get away from all the computer editing. The second time was in celebration of my Mother’s birthday. Both times were unique, where I got different opportunities to photograph the animals. What I love about AFS is that all the animals are free roaming…NO CAGES 🙂 (Don’t worry, they still have fences) Here are a collection of my favourite photos from the two trips. There are still lots more, some are funny, but I thought I would only share these.

There is something magical about a mothers love.

I wanted to show you a before and after editing job on one of my photos. On one of the trips, my mom wanted to ride the bus, so we did, and they had some sort of tint on the windows which turned colour depending on if we were in the shade or in the sun. I didn’t have a chance to adjust my white balance before the lion looked right at the bus! I’ve been trying to get a good photo of a lion for a long time! What a difference ehh?!

Did you know that Cheetah’s live a very solitude life? They tend to live by themselves, and hunt by themselves – with exception to a momma who just had her babies. At the AFS you can see them pace back and forth, they are quite energetic, and not afraid of our vehicles at all.

If you haven’t already noticed, I am a huge cat lover! I don’t know why I love cats so much, but I do. I love how in one pride, there are different ages of lions, and the each have their own personality. Lions are quite social animals, and they each have their own rank in the pride. Did you know that the lioness (female lion) are the ones that hunt their prey? The male lion isn’t as successful stalking the prey because his huge mane gives him away.

Here are some of the other animals you can see at the AFS.

Hope you enjoyed these, I love them!

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