This lovely lady is a rare maned lioness. She lives in Botswana, in the Okavango Delta, where I went in May for my fifty-fifth birthday. She is one of five known maned lionesses in Botswana. She exhibits some male behaviors, like increased scent-making and roaring. I was instantly smitten with her.
Here, she smelled something on the road she wanted to roll around in. I didn’t crop out the Range Rover on the bottom right-hand side of this one, so you can see how close she was to us.
I have so many images of this lovely girl, it’s hard to decide which ones to share. While she is one of several lions we saw, she captured my heart.
I have thousands of Botswana photos, so expect lots more to come.
Best wishes to you all,
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