Michael Nichols/National Geographic
  • Explore the World of the Serengeti Lion

    Cubs of the Simba East pride: too young to kill but old enough to crave meat. Adult females, and sometimes males, do the hunting. Zebras and wildebeests rank high as chosen prey in the rainy season. "<a href="http://bit.ly/16sS6EA" target="external">Checkout National Geographic's unique online experience</a>".
    Michael Nichols/National Geographic
  • Explore the World of the Serengeti Lion

    The Vumbis rest on a kopje, or rocky outcrop, near a favorite water hole. Lions use kopjes as havens and outlooks on the plains. When the rains bring green grass, wildebeests arrive in vast herds. "<a href="http://bit.ly/16sS6EA" target="external">Checkout National Geographic's unique online experience</a>".
    Michael Nichols/National Geographic
  • Explore the World of the Serengeti Lion

    Large cubs of the Vumbi pride and a grown female (fifth from left) feast on a wildebeest. The darkest, moonless hours are prime hunting time because the cats can see better than their prey. These black-and-white photographs were made with infrared light to minimize disruption to the lions. "<a href="http://bit.ly/16sS6EA" target="external">Check National Geographic for more on the lions</a>".
    Michael Nichols/National Geographic
  • Explore the World of the Serengeti Lion

    A male lion often asserts his prerogatives. C-Boy feasts on a zebra while the Vumbi females and cubs wait nearby, warned off by his low growls. Their turn will come. The Serengeti Lion feature is a unique combination of video, audio and stills that lets you discover lions in a new way "<a href="http://bit.ly/16sS6EA" target="external">Checkout National Geographic's unique online experience</a>".
    Michael Nichols/National Geographic
  • Explore the World of the Serengeti Lion

    Older cubs like these Vumbi youngsters are raised together as a crache, or nursery group. Pride females, united in the cause of rearing a generation, nurse and groom their own and others offspring. "<a href="http://bit.ly/16sS6EA" target="external">Checkout National Geographic's unique online experience</a>".
    Michael Nichols/National Geographic
  • Explore the World of the Serengeti Lion

    C-Boy, defending his interests, confronts that peril on a daily (and nightly) basis. Photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols spent over two years in the field, living in the Serengeti to capture lion behavior. "<a href="http://bit.ly/16sS6EA" target="external">Checkout National Geographic's unique online experience</a>".
    Michael Nichols/National Geographic
  • Explore the World of the Serengeti Lion

    The Killers, a male coalition of four, earned their name with lethal attacks on females. They almost killed their rival C-Boy too. Because good territory is a precious resource, fighting and displacing competitors are part of the natural struggle. "<a href="http://bit.ly/16sS6EA" target="external">Checkout Nat Geo's unique online experience</a>".
    MIchael Nichols/National Geographic
  • Explore the World of the Serengeti Lion

    Hildur, C-Boy's partner, frequently makes a long run to visit the Simba East pride. A coalition that controls two prides must maintain vigilance over both. Photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols spent over two years in the field, living in the Serengeti to capture lion behavior. "<a href="http://bit.ly/16sS6EA" target="external">Checkout their unique online experience</a>".
    Michael Nichols/National Geographic
  • Explore the World of the Serengeti Lion

    The August issue of National Geographic magazine features an in-depth look at the Serengeti lions. Photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols spent over two years in the field, living in the Serengeti to capture lion behavior. "<a href="http://bit.ly/16sS6EA" target="external">The Serengeti Lion experience is a combination of video, audio and stills that lets you discover lions in a new way</a>".
    National Geographic
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