Life lions in the Serengeti National Park

• The life of the lions in the Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park - National Park area 14,763 square meters. km. Serengeti region, located in Tanzania. It is home to more than 3500 lions live in several tens of pride.

Life lions in the Serengeti National Park

The photographer Nick Nichols and videographer Nathan Williamson made several visits to the Serengeti in the period from July 2011 to January 2013. Filming conducted with two cameras mounted on the special remote controlled sliding means to make pictures predators with as close as possible. 242,000 photographs and 200 hours of video - this is the result of work.

Life lions in the Serengeti National Park

The Lions caught common warthog (resembles a wild boar with a slightly flattened, very large head). Pride for a small dinner. But such small "dishes" to help overcome the hungry season in the park, or cubs are really hungry. (Photo by Michael Nichols | National Geographic):

Life lions in the Serengeti National Park

A feast for the lion begins with the arrival of the rainy season: the fresh green grass attracts huge herds of wildebeest in this region. (Photo by Michael Nichols | National Geographic):

Life lions in the Serengeti National Park

The dry season in the Serengeti park is difficult for everyone. (Photo by Michael Nichols | National Geographic):

Life lions in the Serengeti National Park

(Photo by Michael Nichols | National Geographic):

Life lions in the Serengeti National Park

The Cubs are too young to hunt, but enough to eat meat. The Pride hunt, mainly females. Zebra and wildebeest - an excellent production. (Photo by Michael Nichols | National Geographic):

Life lions in the Serengeti National Park

The baby plays with the daddy-lion. (Photo by Michael Nichols | National Geographic):

Life lions in the Serengeti National Park

Spicy moment. In the future, the place of his father, a lion can reach other males, and then they will kill the young strangers. (Photo by Michael Nichols | National Geographic):

Life lions in the Serengeti National Park

Lion tenderness. (Photo by Michael Nichols | National Geographic):

Life lions in the Serengeti National Park

Number Pride can reach 30-40 animals. (Photo by Michael Nichols | National Geographic):

Life lions in the Serengeti National Park

The males tend to be in the hunt are not involved, except in cases where the victim is a large animal - such as a giraffe or buffalo. male mission - the protection of the territory. (Photo by Michael Nichols | National Geographic):

Life lions in the Serengeti National Park

The male lions have a large mane of thick hair up to 40 cm. The mane lion enlarges in size, and also helps to intimidate other males and attract females. Charles Darwin conjectured that mane protects the animal from biting the neck. But over time, this suggestion was rejected.

A wet lion looks pretty comical. (Photo by Michael Nichols | National Geographic):

Life lions in the Serengeti National Park

The Lions are the apex predator, that is, occupy the top position in the food chain.

Life lions in the Serengeti National Park