Cat Nap

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Stephen Oachs

The phrase, "the lion's share," should be revised to "the lioness's share," because when it comes to putting food on the table, the female does all the work. They not only secure dinner, but serve the males first, even before the cubs. So when the African lioness (Panthera leo), who can weigh up to 400 lbs., wants to take a little cat nap in a shady tree, who is going to argue with her? In this photo, two female lions, who hunt primarily at night to escape the heat and bugs, are taking advantage of some shade from the mid afternoon sun and stretching out on branches of a Eucalyptus tree.

Location: Lake Nakuru Kenya Africa


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