Tag Archives: Lioness

Field Guide Favourites: River Crossing

October 25, 2013 - Africa,Did You Know?,Experience,Sabi Sand,Wildlife

You would be forgiven for assuming that lions, the larger and more ferocious cousins of our domestic cats, weren’t big fans of the water. In actual fact, lions are excellent swimmers and although they aren’t prone to daily dips (unlike tigers who use the water to cool down) they will cross a body of water with ease.

Marlon du Toit, a Field Guide at Singita Sabi Sand is an excellent wildlife photographer whose pictures can regularly be seen on this blog, our Facebook page and across various international websites and publications. He was lucky enough to get this incredible photograph of not only two adult lionesses traversing the Sand River, but with six little lion cubs in tow! As Marlon says, “This is a lifetime of waiting and hoping all in one shot…┬ásomething very special indeed.”

River Crossing by Marlon du Toit | Singita

Our “Field Guide Favourites” is an ongoing series of wildlife photographs from our team in the bush. See more of Marlon’s photographs in previous posts or visit his website for more.

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Wildlife – The News in Pictures

September 07, 2010 - Singita,Wildlife

This week we have great lion cub pictures from both the Xirombe and Mountain prides courtesy of Singita Lebombo guide, Marlon du Toit.

The Xirombe pride cubs are just over five months old and exceptionally curious.

The Mountain pride cubs are just over four months old and just as curious as the Xirombe pride’s cubs.

Lionesses from the Mountain pride.

Two of the five Southern Coalition male lions. They have really started to grow into themselves and, in person, they are very large.

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