Early morning and a handful of lions were still out looking for prey. Portrait of one leading this small contingent. Lions are the apex predators in Africa and can be found on the grass plains and in tall grass. They are active during the morning and evening hours, when they are most likely to hunt pray. Lions are very successful hunters and can take down prey that is much larger than themselves.
Lion out hunting
The images you see here is from an early morning at the Mara river where this group of lions where out looking for a easy meal. Lions are not a very fast hunters and consequently have to use other techniques to get a full stomach. Many times lions just hide in the grass or in a bush where it knows that prey will pass, it could be a water hole or route that is used by zebras, wildebeest etcetera. Lions tend to hunt mostly in the morning or at night but if the chance arises they will kill even in midday sun on a hot day. A quiet morning in the Masai Mara Kenya.