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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

MWT – Lions at Kruger NP

01 Lioness Kruger NP Mpumalanga ZA (800x600)
I held my breath and my heart stopped beating as the lions walked no more than 10 feet (3.048 meters) from Joan’s truck, just ambling past up the road.  Read more about this lion experience here.









22 comments:

Photo Cache said...

Yikes, that would scare the heck out of me. Fantastic post.

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Sylvia K said...

OMG! Gaelyn! How magnificent they are and your photos are terrific! How I would have love to be right where you were and be able to watch them enjoying the warmth of the tarmac! Seeing them in their own environment! What a fantastic trip you had and I'm so happy for you -- envious, but happy! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Diane AZ said...

I didn't realize a pride had so many lions in it. I was just thinking that they didn't look very threatening but when I got to the last photo...yikes! Fantastic images and video!

eileeninmd said...

Gaelyn WOW! What a cool sighting and a great post. I would have loved to have been there too. Your photos are wonderful.

blog with no name said...

That looks like a good time for the GoGirl! The big male looks like Clarence the cross eyed lion.

Barb said...

Oh, my goodness! You hit the lion jackpot, Gaelyn. Great photos and information.

Ruth said...

They look almost approachable as they are so relaxed. But I wouldn't have been out of the car! What a wonderful set of photos.

noel said...

aloha,

what a wonderful day today is visiting your corner of the world and seeing this whole pride, i guess they must love the asphalt and are used to cars and humans traveling through this preserve....thanks for showing this to us!

Karen said...

What an amazing sight! I know you were thrilled to see them.

Anonymous said...

'Awesome' is the best word I can think of right now to describe your trip, as well as the experience at the sweat lodge with your special friend! You are living a lifestyle that so many of us can only dream of. Eager to see many more posts about your trip.
'Louisiana Reader'

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. They are gorgeous. Good to see the harmony.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Incredible photos. They remind me of the bisn at Yellowstone who move when they want to and not a second before.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What an incredible post Gaelyn. I am sitting here chuckling to myself reading it as I was so awed at seeing them, I forgot to give you most of the interesting facts about them!! You did manage to find the info for yourself though. :) Lousy guide I was hey? :)

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow! Gaelyn! How unbelievably beautiful to capture nature at her finest like this! I am breathless...probably not the place to park the car and take a hike :)
Wow!

Firefly said...

See, even experienced guides like Joan still gets awed when they see lions. When I used to guide and went to Addo every day, I still got excited every time I saw the elephants. People thought I would get tired of it, but I never did.

Jazz said...

They are absolutely spectacular!!!!

Jo said...

Wow Gaelyn;) even for a South African, these photos are awesome. You captured the whole laid-back essence of lions. I'm so glad you saw so much in the park. (((Hugs))) Jo

Sandy said...

So interesting to read the post and see the photos... whoa, I might get a little nervous driving by them.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: My what an encounter, they a wonderful. They look too wild to be on road.

Rambling Woods said...

Wow...amazing big cats....

Craver Vii said...

These are great pics! Those lazy pussycats looked quite harmless... until the last photo. Yikes!

dAwN said...

How cool! What a wonderful experience!

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