We’re just back from a trip to Botswana. Oops, no, that’s a lie. Just having a Lance Armstrong moment.
WE didn’t go to Botswana, but reader Brit did with her family and we are the lucky beneficiaries of her camera!
The Kalahari lions are much larger than the others in Africa. This is apparently because when shooting was allowed in Africa the hunters always shot the biggest males thus leaving the smaller ones to mate and carry on the line. This did not happen in the Kalahari as it was too far away for the hunters to bother with. Kalahari male lions are spectacular with black manes.
Brit adds: the government in Botswana is doing a really good job with conservation, and promoting eco touristm. They don’t suffer from as much poaching as elsewhere.
Gorgeous photos Brit, and thanks for sharing them here.