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King of the Serengeti. He and his brother are leaders of a pride in Tarangire National Park on the far side of the Silale Swamp. 

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Big Cat Stories, by Gene Taylor

Sleeping lions and leopards. Over the years and during countless safaris I have made hundreds if not thousands of pictures of sleeping big cats in Africa. And just like your pet cat at home, they sleep a lot. So while waiting for nature to move them, you take pictures of sleeping lions and leopards to pass the time.

 

However, when nature causes them to move, it can be one of the most exhilarating and exciting times to be on safari. My goal is to catch them in their natural habitat doing what all African big cats do. They stalk, catch, kill and eat prey. Then they preen and sleep before they do it all over again.  In many respects, regardless of species, they are apex predators and Kings and Queens of their little chunks of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Here is my vision of them and a bit of their story.