10, Lion romance and also Acacia – Africa live 2013

Africa Live, the romance edition!

These two lovers were very much in the mood and us pervy lot were certainly up for a viewing. We were canny enough to leave early as usual and encounter them as they began the morning of seduction which ensures a show every 4 minutes or so, slowing down after a while to every 15 minutes. Well we aren’t machines are we gents?????

The following images are in chronological order fyi…

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 01 MM21144 LR ENFUSE

Love is in the air…

 

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 02 MM21162 LR ENFUSE

Ahem…..

 

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 03 MM19128

20 seconds  (literally!) later…….

 

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 04 MM21175

Yes, certainly  in the air!

 

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 05 MM21179

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 06 MM21190

What a stud!

 

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 07 MM19131

Sleeping it off.

 

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 08 MM21227

 

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 09 MM21229

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 10 MM19134

A job well done….

 

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 11 MM19140

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 12 MM19150

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 13 MM19151

 

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 14 MM19168

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 15 MM19172

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 16 MM19175

“And… I’m off..”

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 17 MM19176

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 18 MM19205

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 19 MM19207

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 20 MM19236

A real (all be it voyeuristic) privilege with the bonus of lovely early light.

I’m sure that’s what he is thinking here too?

 

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 21 MM21258

Revisiting the Notch boy’s Hippo kill. A sight to behold despite the aroma!

 

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 22 MM19324

 

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 23 MM19347

A less controversial sequence of a different cat!

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 24 MM19369

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 25 MM19378

 

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 26 MM19391

Although this is a “Big Cat” workshop, there is so much more to it than 100% cats. Hippos always share a joke we never understand (if you have every heard them “laugh”)

 

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 27 MM19396

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 28 MM19409

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 29 MM19414

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 30 MM19448

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 31 MM21298

A Mara sunset

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 32 MM21303

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 33 MM19495

ACACIA!!!! Many of you will remember her from my 2012 blog with Tony, Cheryl and Gordon.

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 34 MM19501

She has had her two cubs now and the guides and myself are super pleased to have seen them after a month or two of speculation as to whether they survived!

 

Richard Costin Africa Live blog 35 MM19506

 

Well that’s all for now folks. Bed with Hyena calls one side and I believe the Lion pride calling the other. A fantastic steak dinner and very much enjoying the company of Marilyn, David and the Kicheche Bush crew this week.

Many, many thanks for reading! It really makes the difference.

Richard.

Please do simply drop me a line on Facebook or twitter if you like as I love getting your messages and it spurs me on, questions on any aspect of the trip welcome too!

We also still have a few places left on our 2013 Great Migration Tour this September if you care to see all this for yourself, tutored by yours truly.

 

Comments 2

  1. Awesome stuff Mr Costin! Really jealous of you guys out there seeing some amazing creatures! These pictures are truly brilliant Richard. Great work!

    Your biggest fan,
    Sam 🙂

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