Lions, known as one of the most formidable creatures on earth, were recently found taking refuge in an unexpected location – up in trees!
And it wasn’t a threat from a wild stampede that drove them to such heights, but a buzzing menace – a cloud of irritating flies.
Bobby-Jo Clow, an accomplished Australian photographer, captured this unusual sight. He encountered this peculiar scene while conducting a safari in Tanzania’s central Serengeti.
The astonishing photographs reveal lions, some teetering rather unsteadily on branches, trying to catch a few moments of peaceful slumber.
Clow, 32, excitedly narrated the encounter: “Our guide located the tree-bound pride. Fortunately, we were in a position that allowed us to get intimate shots of the lions.
We were so close we could hear their communication and snores resonating from the tree.”
Watching the powerful cats, often associated with grace and agility, appear clumsy as they shuffled about was both humorous and spectacular, added Clow.
The guide attributed this uncharacteristic behavior to recent rains that had led to a growth spurt in the grass, providing a thriving environment for insects.
The lions had taken to the trees to escape the swarming bugs.
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