#Okavangolions

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A very hot cub. The temperatures have been exceedingly high here in the Okavango, although a few summer storms have cut through that closeness. It’s not easy to cool down when you have a fur coat, but earth is generally cool and a nice, rounded termite mound that doubles up as a belly scratcher can be just what a young lion needs. #littlebigcats #okavangolions

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One of the #lostcubs was rescued by his mother when he was left behind by the pride. Just a few moments alone and she was there to give him milk and protection. His sister went with the pride and remains with them. She gets bullied but not as much as before and the main lioness, Fekeetsa is stepping in when the play gets too rough. She’s allowed meat but not milk, but she seems to be largely becoming accepted into the pride. Will these two siblings grow up in separate prides and what will happen if they meet again one day? #littlebigcats #okavangolions #dubaplains

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It’s been an incredible and truly surprising story to follow. A tiny lion cub that somehow ended up with the wrong pride – and won protection and comfort within this highly dangerous situation. She continues to hold her own and we continue to observe with amazement. You can follow updates on the #lostcub on Twitter ( @dereckbeverly) #littlebigcats #okavangolions #lions #bigcats #wildlife #natureisamazing #dubaplains

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Okavango lions are known for their swimming rather than their tree-climbing abilities but we’re seeing this behavior more often at Duba Plains. There are numerous dead trees, uprooted in previous vicious storms that these lions are increasingly using. The lionesses are using them to gain advantages in hunting but this big male just seemed to be watching - perhaps keeping an eye on his territory. Unfortunately for him, his legs are not built like a leopard’s and he went too high to be able to comfortably descend. After a lot of shuffling, he tried to climb down but his weight was too much and he slipped, falling a great height. @dereckjoubert and I rushed over to check on him, thinking he would have hurt himself seriously, but thankfully it was his dignity that suffered and not his bones. It will be interesting to see if he tries to climb any great height again. #okavangolions #tsaropride #bigcats #thisismytrophy

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The family resemblance is strong. The Skimmer Pride in the Okavango has been thriving as the antelope populations continue to grow. Red lechwe numbers have increased tenfold in the decade since hunting stopped at Duba Plains and as a result the area is able to sustain more predators. This pride currently has six young cubs and when they're not clamouring for food, they're looking for attention and someone to play with. Half a dozen young cubs can be very hard work but the Skimmer male has consistently shown great patience with his young offspring - although they will quickly learn just how far they can push him! Judging by this photo, the cubs are rapidly learning not only discipline from their impressive father, but the proud stance and focused stare of an apex predator as well. #ThisIsMyTrophy #SkimmerPride #OkavangoLions #BigCats

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A possible future king of Duba Plains. The Okavango is characterised by wide open plains of short grass interspersed with numerous termite mounds. These mounds are hugely important in this ecosystem. While termites play an important role in breaking down dead vegetation, their towering mounds provide homes to a number of animals - from warthogs to aardvarks. When termites emerge after the rains in millions - winging their way across the landscape, they feed many species of birds, reptiles and mammals - even sometimes lions. The mounds also supply important dry ground when the system floods, shade during the heat of the day and an excellent vantage point for predators to survey the landscape and plan their next hunt. This little lion has a long way to go until he takes down his first lechwe, but from a good vantage point he'll be able to watch his mother and aunts as they hunt - and he will learn. #littlebigcats #okavangolions #TsaroPride #DubaPlains

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The titans of the African savannahs form a formidable line of defense in front of a pride of lions who watch closely. Grown elephants do not need to fear lions - except in exceptional circumstances such as severe drought when they are weakened. But lions will try their luck with baby or juvenile elephants and as a result, these cats are not well-tolerated by the herd and are often chased. Right now, they're very aware of each other's presence and while this scene is peaceful, they all know that respect is deserved on either side. #ThisIsMyTrophy #OkavangoLions #TsaroPride #BigCats

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A red-faced lion means that the pride has been successful in hunting. The Tsaro Pride in the Okavango are currently completely focused on hunting for red lechwe in the swamps. While lions are generally known to be predators of the night, these cats are getting up later and later in the day to hunt in full daylight and @dereckjoubert and I have watched them successfully taking down lechwe in water at high noon. The hunts may take time in the relatively open plains but the water keeps the lions cool in the heat of the day and their muscles have long adapted to running through the swampy landscape, building their forelegs and chests impressively. The cubs have now eaten their fill but the pride is large and those rounded pupils in yellow eyes will soon refocus intensely on their next meal and the hunt will be on once again. #ThisIsMytrophy #OkavangoLions #SwampCats #BigCats #DubaPlains #TsaroPride

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#maaan I really needed to come to the #happyhour today and relax over a few deers... This ain't ain't my brand, you know I fuck it #Bambi light all day but it's the right price #thatsthelookofaman trying not to get full on appetizers #justcuz he don't wanna see greedy in during of his date with the fans rapper Lion S... That her stage name... He willing on getting the given name now... #pushittothelimit the really lucked up #serengeti is never this empty on a Thursday night... I ain't Lion.. #punography #nationalmemographic #deer #Repost @natgeo ( @get_repost) ・・・ Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | It's the end for a male red lechwe. It's a remarkable thing that #lions can catch an antelope that is so well adapted to water and can run through swamps at enormous speed. However, the Okavango lions won't waste unnecessary energy and know exactly when they have the best chance. The sharp crack of horn against horn echoing across the plains lets the lions know that there are lechwe fighting for dominance, territory, and a female herd. These territorial disputes are so intense that the lechwe tend to forget everything except their immediate opponent—and often don't see a sneaking #lion until it's too late. #Okavangolions #ThisIsMyTrophy #TsaroPride #CircleofLife

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Catwalk 🦁 🐈

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“Room for Only 1!” Always exciting to run into active cats and see them at play, most likely just as the light gets challenging! I was lucky to witness these young ones for almost an hour before the light fully faded. #mombocamp #botswana #africageophoto #rememberingwildlife #rememberinglions #botswanasafari #africageophoto #rememberinglions #picoftheday #bigcats #okavangolions #wildernesssafaris #natgeoyourshot

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When you were this close to a lion, what would you do? 🚍🐱

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Mommy and son time 🐱

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Hippo crossing 🦛🌅

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Two female lions watch a herd of lechwe, a type of water antelope found in the Okavango Delta, as the moon rises above them. They haven’t eaten in a couple days, and prepare to hunt for their cubs in the coming darkness. #lions #lioness #lionesses #motherlion #moon #moonrise #okavango #okavangodelta #dubalions #dubaplains #okavangolions #lionpride #photo #photgraphy #moonlions #cool

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Bad hair don’t care 🦁🐱

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Roarrrrrr 🐱

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Portrait of Majesty Selinda male lion. Probably ~6 years old, in its prime and with facial markings that are hallmarks of experience. Selinda is a magical place and the efforts of Dereck ( @dereckjoubert ) and Beverly Joubert ( @beverlyjoubert ) to protect that habitat and amazing ecosystem really show. #greatplainsconservation #selinda #botswana #botswanasafari #africageophoto #rememberinglions #rememberingwildlife #picoftheday #bigcats #okavangolions #wildernesssafaris

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how certain populations discover and use new techniques to aid their hunting. The Duba Plains females have always been particularly adaptable in this island environment, using water to their advantage while hunting, and it is largely the females who are beginning to use trees to plan their hunts as well. Perhaps the Duba lions will become known for their tree-climbing abilities as well as their impressive swimming. #okavangolions #tsaropride #treeclimbinglions #thisismytrophy

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Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | Up where the view is best: While termite mounds are a firm favorite with Okavango lions, giving them a good view over the swampy plains and a vantage point from which to plan an attack, these big cats are increasingly using trees as well. It’s unusual to see lions climbing trees; they’re not built like leopards and can struggle to get down. But lions are always adaptable, and it’s interesting to see how certain populations discover and use new techniques to aid their hunting. The Duba Plains females have always been particularly adaptable in this island environment, using water to their advantage while hunting, and it is largely the females who are beginning to use trees to plan their hunts as well. Perhaps the Duba lions will become known for their tree-climbing abilities as well as their impressive swimming. #okavangolions #tsaropride #treeclimbinglions #thisismytrophy #lions #bbbuzzng #wildlife #tourism #travel #africa

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Reposted from @natgeo - Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | Up where the view is best: While termite mounds are a firm favorite with Okavango lions, giving them a good view over the swampy plains and a vantage point from which to plan an attack, these big cats are increasingly using trees as well. It’s unusual to see lions climbing trees; they’re not built like leopards and can struggle to get down. But lions are always adaptable, and it’s interesting to see how certain populations discover and use new techniques to aid their hunting. The Duba Plains females have always been particularly adaptable in this island environment, using water to their advantage while hunting, and it is largely the females who are beginning to use trees to plan their hunts as well. Perhaps the Duba lions will become known for their tree-climbing abilities as well as their impressive swimming. #okavangolions #tsaropride #treeclimbinglions #thisismytrophy - #regrann

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Up where the view is best: While termite mounds are a firm favorite with Okavango lions, giving them a good view over the swampy plains and a vantage point from which to plan an attack, these big cats are increasingly using trees as well. It’s unusual to see lions climbing trees; they’re not built like leopards and can struggle to get down. But lions are always adaptable, and it’s interesting to see how certain populations discover and use new techniques to aid their hunting. The Duba Plains females have always been particularly adaptable in this island environment, using water to their advantage while hunting, and it is largely the females who are beginning to use trees to plan their hunts as well. Perhaps the Duba lions will become known for their tree-climbing abilities as well as their impressive swimming. #okavangolions #tsaropride #treeclimbinglions #thisismytrophy

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«Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | Up where the view is best: While termite mounds are a firm favorite with Okavango lions, giving them a good view over the swampy plains and a vantage point from which to plan an attack, these big cats are increasingly using trees as well. It’s unusual to see lions climbing trees; they’re not built like leopards and can struggle to get down. But lions are always adaptable, and it’s interesting to see how certain populations discover and use new techniques to aid their hunting. The Duba Plains females have always been particularly adaptable in this island environment, using water to their advantage while hunting, and it is largely the females who are beginning to use trees to plan their hunts as well. Perhaps the Duba lions will become known for their tree-climbing abilities as well as their impressive swimming. #okavangolions #tsaropride #treeclimbinglions #thisismytrophy»

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#Repost @natgeo with @make_repost ・・・ Photo by @beverlyjoubert | A lion crosses a deep Okavango channel. Whether patrolling territory or hunting lechwe or buffalo, this is a daily necessity for these swamp lions and it is not without danger. Hippos and crocodiles frequent these waters. The lions will often snarl and growl as they cross, aware of the risks, and even if they remain quiet, the concentration in those wild eyes is very evident. #thisismytrophy #bigcats #okavangolions

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#PhotographyForGood #Repost from @beverlyjoubert | We haven’t been in the area recently but wanted to update all of you who are asking about #lostcub. We’ve had lovely news that the little one is doing really well - being groomed by Fekeetsa, playing & being allowed to feed. You wouldn’t know by looking at her that she’s an ‘outsider’. It's a first for us to see such total integration in the lion world but all credit to her determined little soul for refusing to give up! #okavangolions #fekeetsa #littlebigcats #lions

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#Repost @dereckjoubert #Repost @beverlyjoubert ・・・ We haven’t been in the area recently but wanted to update all of you who are asking about #lostcub. We’ve had lovely news that the little one is doing really well - being groomed by Fekeetsa, playing & being allowed to feed. You wouldn’t know by looking at her that she’s an ‘outsider’. It's a first for us to see such total integration in the lion world but all credit to her determined little soul for refusing to give up! #okavangolions #fekeetsa #littlebigcats #lions

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#Repost @beverlyjoubert ・・・ We haven’t been in the area recently but wanted to update all of you who are asking about #lostcub. We’ve had lovely news that the little one is doing really well - being groomed by Fekeetsa, playing & being allowed to feed. You wouldn’t know by looking at her that she’s an ‘outsider’. It's a first for us to see such total integration in the lion world but all credit to her determined little soul for refusing to give up! #okavangolions #fekeetsa #littlebigcats #lions

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Bedingunslose Liebe. Auch in der Afrikanischen Tierwelt ist das alltäglich und man ist immer wieder beeindruckt von solchen Bildern. Ein tolles Foto von @exploringafrica_ . . . #lions #lostcubs #okavangolions #lionsafari #etosha #etoshaexplorer #omaruru #caprivi #beautifulnamibia #deadvlei #seenamibia #namibiaroadtrip #namibiatrip #namibiaurlaub

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We haven’t been in the area recently but wanted to update all of you who are asking about #lostcub. We’ve had lovely news that the little one is doing really well - being groomed by Fekeetsa, playing & being allowed to feed. You wouldn’t know by looking at her that she’s an ‘outsider’. It's a first for us to see such total integration in the lion world but all credit to her determined little soul for refusing to give up! #okavangolions #fekeetsa #littlebigcats #lions

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What better way to kick off our #safarisafricana Instagram feed than with the king of the beasts, top of most people’s   #gamedrivesightings wishlist – the mighty #lion 🦁 taken on a trip to #okavangodelta. . As passionate travellers and wildlife viewers at SafarisAfricana we’ve taken numerous trips to eastern and southern African over the past 15 years, and have visited many of the continent’s top game parks. Here on Instagram we plan to share our  #africansafari passion with you! . . #bigfive #bigfivesafari #bigfivegame #bigfiveforlife #bigfiveanimals #bigfiveafrica #bigfivetravel #gamedrive #gamedrives #gamedrivesafari #okavango #okavangolions #okavangodeltabotswana #botswanasafari #botswanawildlife #lionsafari #malelion  #africansafaris #africansafariexperience #theafricansafari #africansafaricollection #africansafariexperts #safarisafricana

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A pride male is always watching... Young males are frequently skirting the periphery of territories, looking for a place of their own, but they won’t be tolerated. While fights are often avoided when it is clear who is dominant, there will be plenty of times when he will need to physically see off a challenger. #thisismytrophy #bigcats #okavangolions

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Ein wunderschöner männlicher Löwe such Anschluss zu einer Löwengruppe, die in der Nähe ist. Wennn er Glück hat und dem Boss nicht gefährlich werden kann, wird er aufgenommen. Tolles Foto von @beverlyjoubert . . . #lions #okavangolions #epupafalls #vanzylspass #damaraland #kaokoveld #kaokoland #skeletoncoast #kunene #onkoshicamp #namibiatravel

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That feeling when you step on an over turned plug. #safari #botswana #bigfive #lion #safarilive #okavango #okavangolions #cats #lions #africa

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They hurry to cross water not only because they don’t like it but also because it holds hidden, reptilian dangers... #okavangolions #bigcats #thisismytrophy

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#repost from @natgeo Photo by @beverlyjoubert | A lion crosses a deep Okavango channel. Whether patrolling territory or hunting lechwe or buffalo, this is a daily necessity for these swamp lions and it is not without danger. Hippos and crocodiles frequent these waters. The lions will often snarl and growl as they cross, aware of the risks, and even if they remain quiet, the concentration in those wild eyes is very evident. #thisismytrophy #bigcats #okavangolions

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Follow => @rumahbintaronet & @padilah_info ☺️repost from @natgeo Photo by @beverlyjoubert | A lion crosses a deep Okavango channel. Whether patrolling territory or hunting lechwe or buffalo, this is a daily necessity for these swamp lions and it is not without danger. Hippos and crocodiles frequent these waters. The lions will often snarl and growl as they cross, aware of the risks, and even if they remain quiet, the concentration in those wild eyes is very evident. #thisismytrophy #bigcats #okavangolions

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Reposted from @natgeo - Photo by @beverlyjoubert | A lion crosses a deep Okavango channel. Whether patrolling territory or hunting lechwe or buffalo, this is a daily necessity for these swamp lions and it is not without danger. Hippos and crocodiles frequent these waters. The lions will often snarl and growl as they cross, aware of the risks, and even if they remain quiet, the concentration in those wild eyes is very evident. #thisismytrophy #bigcats #okavangolions - #regrann

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Foto por @beverlyjoubert | Un león cruza un profundo canal de Okavango. Ya sea patrullando el territorio o cazando lechwe o búfalo, esto es una necesidad diaria para estos leones de pantano y no está exento de peligro. Hipopótamos y cocodrilos frecuentan estas aguas. Los leones a menudo gruñen y gruñen cuando se cruzan, conscientes de los riesgos, e incluso si permanecen tranquilos, la concentración en esos ojos salvajes es muy evidente. . #thisismytrophy #okavangolions #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #spoon #lion #cat #cats #photography #photo #photooftheday #photographer #animal #animals #africa #african #hug #wild #wildlife #leon #leones #wildlifephotography #savelions #lions #leona #bigcats #bigcat #bigcatsofinstagram #animales

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#Repost @natgeo ( @get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @beverlyjoubert | A lion crosses a deep Okavango channel. Whether patrolling territory or hunting lechwe or buffalo, this is a daily necessity for these swamp lions and it is not without danger. Hippos and crocodiles frequent these waters. The lions will often snarl and growl as they cross, aware of the risks, and even if they remain quiet, the concentration in those wild eyes is very evident. #thisismytrophy #bigcats #okavangolions

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Reposted from @beverlyjoubert - Another day, another hunt. A baby lechwe doesn’t go very far amongst hungry lions. It time to head back out into the swamps and see if today she will be lucky in hunting again. #thisismytrophy #okavangolions #tsaropride - #regrann

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“Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later.” ~ Alice Munro #greatplainsconservation #botswana #relaischateaux

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Halt, hier geblieben. Ich möchte spielen- Eine wunderbare Aufnahme von @beverlyjoubert . . . #lion #littlebigcats #okavangolions #lionsafari #etosha #etoshaexplorer #okavangodelta #zambezi #zambeziriver #vicfalls #epupfalls

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The king awakens ready for a night of feasting and fighting, if needs be. Chiefs island is widely regarded as the predator capital of the world. With only two camps in over 1000km2 it is the most secluded part of the Okavango Delta. I love bringing my guests here I Only post my own photos. . . #luxurysafari #luxurylifestyle #privateguidedsafari #wildlifephotography #safari #botswana #privateguideworldwide #instawild #lions #predators #okavangolions #safari #aktravel #privatetravel #luxurytravel #swarovskioptik_nature #swarovskioptik

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Watching the water and the plains beyond it. The Tsaro male moves great distances to maintain his territory. In the Okavango though, this involves crossing many deep channels. It doesn’t pay to rush when the water can hide reptilian predators. #thisismytrophy #okavangolions #tsaropride

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| It’s tough being the youngest, and when you’re a tiny cub that has somehow ended up in the wrong pride with a lot of older cubs all practicing their hunting moves on you, the stress can take its toll. Two tiny cubs must have been hidden nearby and during a stormy night, inadvertently ran to the wrong pride when the lionesses called their own cubs. The two little lost cubs have been thoroughly pummeled and bullied by the larger cubs. The lionesses step in every now and again, but they are not looking out for these lost youngsters, and while they have been holding their own, it's a dangerous situation for them. Their real mother stays nearby however, watching and waiting... #dubaplains #littlebigcats #okavangolions #lostcubs

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#Repost from @beverlyjoubert // There’s nothing like the predatory instinct to sneak up on someone. Luckily for the other cub, the predatory ability to hone in on the slightest movement may have prevented being ambushed! #littlebigcats #predatorplay #okavangolions

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Just lion around... ⁣ ⁣ *breathe, Claire, breathe.. and unless you want her to look right inside your soul don’t make eye contact* ⁣ ⁣ 📷 @worldwanderlust 🙏

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It’s been noted before, that the lions of the Okavango Delta seem to deal with being wet way better than for example the lions in the Kalahari, nonetheless this youngster on Chiefs Island didn’t seem very happy about being rained on! #okavango #okavangolions #botswana #exploringbotswana #safari #explorepage #wilderness #wild #livetheadventure #luxurylifestyle #glamping #africa #lion #rain #photography

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After a night of deep sleep the day should be started with a great yawn. Good morning everyone ☀️! #visualambassadors #greatshotz #exploremore #theimaged #stayandwonder #worldtravel #ig_shotz #wildlifephotography #okavangodelta #okavangolions #botswana #lion

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@chelseahadley123 got after it tonight. Shoulders, biceps, triceps, core and cardio were a perfect way to round out the week 💪 #getafterit #conquer #grizzly #swollmates #gym #fitness #cardio #running #bodybuilding #powerlifting #strongman #Repost @natgeo with @get_repost ・・・ Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Duba Plains, Okavango: Portrait of the dominant male lion and a phenomenal female known as Fekeetsa, meaning to overpower, or overcome the odds. Fekeetsa has overcome a broken foot that's healed but hinders her slightly, and she is now one of the senior lionesses in this pride. She has an an unusual hunting technique. Being unable to chase down antelope over long distances due to her foot, she hunts more like a leopard, patrolling swamps for young lechwe antelope that she can ambush. She is successful almost daily, and provides enough meat for the pride so that they don't need to move around in search of prey and have become very much resident on the edge of the swamps. Follow @beverlyjoubert for more on these lions and their ever-changing stories. #ThisIsMyTrophy #OkavangoLions #TsaroPride #DubaPlains

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#Repost @dereckjoubert with @get_repost ・・・ It’s been an incredible and truly surprising story to follow. A tiny lion cub that somehow ended up with the wrong pride – and won protection and comfort within this highly dangerous situation. She continues to hold her own and we continue to observe with amazement. You can follow updates on the #lostcub on Twitter ( @dereckbeverly) #littlebigcats #okavangolions #lions #bigcats #wildlife #natureisamazing #dubaplains

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What a little fighter. #Repost @dereckjoubert ・・・ It’s been an incredible and truly surprising story to follow. A tiny lion cub that somehow ended up with the wrong pride – and won protection and comfort within this highly dangerous situation. She continues to hold her own and we continue to observe with amazement. You can follow updates on the #lostcub on Twitter ( @dereckbeverly) #littlebigcats #okavangolions #lions #bigcats #wildlife #natureisamazing #dubaplains

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#Repost @beverlyjoubert There’s nothing like the predatory instinct to sneak up on someone. Luckily for the other cub, the predatory ability to hone in on the slightest movement may have prevented being ambushed! #littlebigcats #predatorplay #okavangolions

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There’s nothing like the predatory instinct to sneak up on someone. Luckily for the other cub, the predatory ability to hone in on the slightest movement may have prevented being ambushed! #littlebigcats #predatorplay #okavangolions

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@wildlife7007 Portrait of the dominant male lion and a phenomenal female known as Fekeetsa, meaning to overpower, or overcome the odds. Fekeetsa has overcome a broken foot that's healed but hinders her slightly, and she is now one of the senior lionesses in this pride. She has an an unusual hunting technique. Being unable to chase down antelope over long distances due to her foot, she hunts more like a leopard, patrolling swamps for young lechwe antelope that she can ambush. She is successful almost daily, and provides enough meat for the pride so that they don't need to move around in search of prey and have become very much resident on the edge of the swamps. Follow for more on these lions and their ever-changing stories. #ThisIsMyTrophy #OkavangoLions #TsaroPride #DubaPlains #wildlife7007 @wildlife7007

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Si la montaña no viene a mi, yo voy a la montaña. @crosstrainingrf #crosstraningrf #crosstraning #vida #aprender Reposted from @natgeo - Photo by @beverlyjoubert. A little five-month-old lion lies on the cool, shaded side of a termite mound and looks out onto the Okavango plains, where scores of red lechwe are grazing. The ears are fully alert and those pupils are enlarged: dilated with a predator’s focus. The cub is too young to be joining the lionesses’ hunts, but he has chosen to hide himself on raised ground where he can see and not be seen. This, and that little tongue licking his lips, shows that his predatory instincts have been awakened. It won’t be that long before he starts to play his part in helping to feed the pride. #littlebigcats #okavangolions

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#repost from @natgeo #Earth #Earthling #Life #OnePlanet Photo by @beverlyjoubert. A little five-month-old lion lies on the cool, shaded side of a termite mound and looks out onto the Okavango plains, where scores of red lechwe are grazing. The ears are fully alert and those pupils are enlarged: dilated with a predator’s focus. The cub is too young to be joining the lionesses’ hunts, but he has chosen to hide himself on raised ground where he can see and not be seen. This, and that little tongue licking his lips, shows that his predatory instincts have been awakened. It won’t be that long before he starts to play his part in helping to feed the pride. #littlebigcats #okavangolions

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Photo by @beverlyjoubert. A little five-month-old lion lies on the cool, shaded side of a termite mound and looks out onto the Okavango plains, where scores of red lechwe are grazing. The ears are fully alert and those pupils are enlarged: dilated with a predator’s focus. The cub is too young to be joining the lionesses’ hunts, but he has chosen to hide himself on raised ground where he can see and not be seen. This, and that little tongue licking his lips, shows that his predatory instincts have been awakened. It won’t be that long before he starts to play his part in helping to feed the pride. #littlebigcats #okavangolions @natgeo follow @martin_rxl follow @martin_rxl

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Jangan lupa Like, Komen & Share , Photo by @beverlyjoubert. A little five-month-old lion lies on the cool, shaded side of a termite mound and looks out onto the Okavango plains, where scores of red lechwe are grazing. The ears are fully alert and those pupils are enlarged: dilated with a predator’s focus. The cub is too young to be joining the lionesses’ hunts, but he has chosen to hide himself on raised ground where he can see and not be seen. This, and that little tongue licking his lips, shows that his predatory instincts have been awakened. It won’t be that long before he starts to play his part in helping to feed the pride. #littlebigcats #okavangolions #Discovery #discoverychannel #discoveryindonesia #nationalgeographic #natgeo #natgeoindonesia #nationalgeographic.id

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Photo by @beverlyjoubert .A little five-month-oldl lion lies on the cool shaded side of a termite mound and looks out onto the Okavango plains, where scores of red lechwe ara grazing. @littiebigcats #okavangolions

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Credit to @natgeo : Photo by @beverlyjoubert. A little five-month-old lion lies on the cool, shaded side of a termite mound and looks out onto the Okavango plains, where scores of red lechwe are grazing. The ears are fully alert and those pupils are enlarged: dilated with a predator’s focus. The cub is too young to be joining the lionesses’ hunts, but he has chosen to hide himself on raised ground where he can see and not be seen. This, and that little tongue licking his lips, shows that his predatory instincts have been awakened. It won’t be that long before he starts to play his part in helping to feed the pride. #littlebigcats #okavangolions note- CREDIT IS GIVEN TO POSTER AT BEGINNING OF POST. DITTO THE ORIGINAL POSTER OF THE PHOTO IN THE DESCRIPTION. #calmdown

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Фото @beverlyjoubert. Маленький пятимесячный лев лежит на прохладной, затененной стороне термитного кургана и смотрит на равнины Окаванго. Уши навострены, и зрачки расширены: взгляд хищника. Детёныш слишком молод, чтобы присоединиться к охоте на львиц, но он решил спрятаться на возвышении, где он может видеть и не быть увиденным. Это и тот маленький язычок, облизывающий его губы, показывает, что его хищные инстинкты пробудились. Пройдёт совсем немного времени, прежде чем он начнет играть свою роль, помогая кормить прайд. #littlebigcats #okavangolions Публикация: @natgeo #лев #львёнок #lion #природа #nature #animal

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Over grass drenched with rain from a summer storm, a young lion moves to investigate a mushroom from the Ink cap family. He's suffering from a bad eye infection that he and his siblings have all had, but from which they're slowly recovering. He approached the mushroom with purpose and then promptly ate it. It's not that unusual - many species of cats have been known to be attracted to mushrooms - and apparently it's because they're on the hunt for protein. The high glutamate levels in fungi activate cats' umami receptors, signalling that they are protein-rich and edible. Of course, many fungi species are not edible and no doubt mistakes are made by felines around the world, but this ink cap didn't seem to do him any harm. Who knows, perhaps it could even help with that eye infection? #littlebigcats #Okavangolions #mushroomeatingcats post via @beverlyjoubert

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Over grass drenched with rain from a summer storm, a young lion moves to investigate a mushroom from the Ink cap family. He's suffering from a bad eye infection that he and his siblings have all had, but from which they're slowly recovering. He approached the mushroom with purpose and then promptly ate it. It's not that unusual - many species of cats have been known to be attracted to mushrooms - and apparently it's because they're on the hunt for protein. The high glutamate levels in fungi activate cats' umami receptors, signalling that they are protein-rich and edible. Of course, many fungi species are not edible and no doubt mistakes are made by felines around the world, but this ink cap didn't seem to do him any harm. Who knows, perhaps it could even help with that eye infection? #littlebigcats #Okavangolions #mushroomeatingcats

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#natgeo100contest Photo by @beverlyjoubert | At Duba Plains in the Okavango, a five-month-old lion cub claims the top of a termite mound as her own. It's the perfect position to fend off her siblings' playful attacks. She has three siblings her own age and another two eight-month-old cousins, and when they're not sleeping, lion cubs spend most of their time stalking and pouncing on each other. It is important play for a young predator who needs to hone those skills for use in survival later on in life. But she has a lot of growing to still do, as the size of her paws attest, and constant ambushes can be exhausting. The top of a termite mound can give her a small respite while she is still able to swat at any attacks from below. Follow @beverlyjoubert for more. #Okavangolions #littlebigcats #ThisIsMyTrophy #Queenofhercastle

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#Repost @beverlyjoubert A very hot cub. The temperatures have been exceedingly high here in the Okavango, although a few summer storms have cut through that closeness. It’s not easy to cool down when you have a fur coat, but earth is generally cool and a nice, rounded termite mound that doubles up as a belly scratcher can be just what a young lion needs. #littlebigcats #okavangolions

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A very hot cub. The temperatures have been exceedingly high here in the Okavango, although a few summer storms have cut through that closeness. It’s not easy to cool down when you have a fur coat, but earth is generally cool and a nice, rounded termite mound that doubles up as a belly scratcher can be just what a young lion needs. #littlebigcats #okavangolions

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Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Over grass drenched with rain from a summer storm, a young lion moves to investigate a mushroom from the ink cap family. He's suffering from a bad eye infection that his siblings also have had but from which they're slowly recovering. He approached the mushroom with purpose and then promptly ate it. It's not that unusual—many species of cats have been known to be attracted to mushrooms—and apparently it's because they're on the hunt for protein. The high glutamate levels in fungi activate cats' umami receptors, signaling that they are protein-rich and edible. Of course many fungi species are not edible, and no doubt mistakes are made by felines around the world, but this ink cap didn't seem to do him any harm. Who knows, perhaps it could even help with that eye infection? #littlebigcats #Okavangolions #mushroomeatingcats #Repost @natgeo with @insta.saver.repost • • •

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