The Story Behind The Images - Jennette Russell LRPS

21 March 2015

Region: London

Jennette Russell LRPS shares the story behind her magnificent lion images.

"I was lucky enough to be in the Masai Mara in January 2012. There had been a great deal of unseasonal rain which made for some interesting challenges in terms of being able to spot and photograph the animals in the long grass, but I really enjoy the aesthetic that the long grass provided in this series of images.  
We were really fortunate to have a sighting of this collation of three lions.  They were rumoured to be the sons of the famous Notch from the Mara pride.  The theory was that the fourth of the ‘Four Musketeers’ , the new rulers of the Marsh Pride, was off romancing one of the Marsh pride lionesses.
These three males were making their way purposefully through some of the long grass in the Mara North Conservancy, with the two in front interacting with each other constantly.  We were fortunate to have some good lion cub sightings on this trip too, but we had no idea which of the cubs would have been fathered by one of the Four Musketeers."
All images © Jennette Russell LRPS
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