Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/06

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Subject: [Leica] Kenya 2
From: jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 08:10:57 +0530
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Thanks for looking. Lions copulate 2-3 times an hour for upto 4 days,
mainly because ovulation in lions is induced by activity. Therefore,
if you see a mating pair, a half an hour wait would almost guarantee a
photo opportunity, though the act itself only lasts for 30-45 seconds.
There was an unusual amount of lion mating going on. The reason for
this is probably that Kenya is undergoing extremely severe drought
conditions, and weakened game is available, so conversely, food is
easier to come by for predators - therefore they are trying to have
children when food is relatively abundant. In Samburu, where it is far
more arid than the Mara, there were carcasses just lying around, and
even the vultures were choosy in what they ate. This photograph is not
typical - usually it is the female who start snarling and  scrapping
like mad once the act is over.

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 10:15 PM, Douglas Barry <imra at> wrote:
> "Jayanand Govindaraj" <jayanand at> wrote
>> Sex:
> This is a stand out, as to echo Platoali, I've never seen this type of 
> image
> before
> Douglas
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