It is the height of the afternoon heat and lying “comfortably?” in the shade is this gorgeous lioness.
She’s out cold and didn’t even twitch when we drove up nearby. The guide said that her pride was full of good huntresses – she looked happily well fed. And VERY relaxed.
The muddy rock must feel like a better pillow than it looks. I love her protruding little pink tongue – my kitties sleep like that sometimes.
This was on a day safari in Tanzania a few years ago – within the Selous Game Reserve (which is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the largest preserves in the world).