We just finished our safari in the northern parks but the wildlife was not nearly as plentiful as it was during the holidays when I was here with Kelsey. Only Ngorongoro crater lived up to expectations and was teeming with animals, reminding me of the Garden of Eden. Despite the reduced number of critters, I managed to get several photos that are either funny, odd, or simply silly. It’s surprisingly easy to catch animals, and humans, in what appear to be strange behaviors.
In and of itself, this first photo is neither unusual nor funny. Amazingly, Kelsey and I had also seen this display when we were on safari. What was amusing was that this mating lasted under 3 seconds. If you blinked, you missed it and there were several safari vehicles lined up with tourists with their heads out of the pop up tops waiting to see these lions mate. Once it had happened, there was an audible gasp from the women in the crowd who couldn’t believe that anything could be that quick while I could read a smug satisfaction on the faces of the men who were pleased to know that they, at least, could outlast the king of the jungle. Of course, the lion has to repeat this flash of lust 3 times an hour for several days so the men may not have been taking that into account while silently registering their superiority.