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Lions spend much of their time resting and are inactive for about 20 hours per day. Although lions can be active at any time, their activity generally peaks after dusk with a period of socializing, grooming, and defecating. Intermittent bursts of activity follow through the night hours until dawn, when hunting most often takes place. They spend an average of two hours a day walking and 50 minutes eating.
- We found this lioness sleeping, among three other females, on a very hot summer afternoon in Ngorongoro Crater.
Lioness (Panthera leo), Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Africa
Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm at 190 mm, 1/500 sec at f/5, ISO 100
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BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition
Category: Animal Behaviour / Mammals
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