while on a safari in tanzania, we came across this young male lion in a tree…trying so hard to get comfortable. finally, his belly just sank into the tree,
nikon d300
sigma 200-500 lens.


lion, tree, tanzania, wildlife, free


  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    That’s terrific. Love the great eye-contact and the beautiful green branches framing that golden coat. Fab shot!

  • thanks so much, appreciate the kind comments.

    – rmc314

  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterover 3 years ago

    Great shot, i love the green on the tree.

  • Gouzelka
    Gouzelkaover 3 years ago

    Ha-ha-ha, best comfort on the tree!

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 3 years ago

    Beautiful nature shot of a Lion resting in a tree! The tan shades of the Lion stand out so nicely against the cool green shades of the lichen on the tree branches. Great work! : )

  • thanks so much for the kind words.

    – rmc314

  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 3 years ago

    superb capture!!! lol as well!

  • rmc314
    rmc314over 3 years ago

    thanks so much for all the great comments!

  • joycee
    joyceeover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture! Love it.

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

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    Lovely capture!

  • thank you…

    – rmc314

  • Marzena Grabczynska Lorenc
    Marzena Grabcz...over 3 years ago

    I just love this shot! Awesome capture!

  • thanks! it is one of my favorites from africa.

    – rmc314

  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Natureover 3 years ago

    Wonderful moment and great shot! Perfectly conveys that the wonder of Nature is not only made up of the majesty and awe of its creatures but also their unabashed, silly behaviors. I’d say we could learn a thing or two from this King of Beasts about taking ourselves too seriously! ;-)

  • thanks so much for your comments. it was a wonderful moment. i took a whole series of this guy trying so hard to get comfy!

    – rmc314

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