It was early in the evening when we had encountered two large, dominant male lions of the Timbavati, who had of recent times been causing quite a stir in the region.
After a long, hot day resting, the Ximpoko and Mabande males were still somewhat tired and prone to sleeping.
At one stage, Ximpoko yawned, and I captured it.
A short time later, the two nomads got up, wandered over to another spot up the river bank and settled for a little more rest before the long night that lay ahead for them.
Published on Thursday, 6th December, 2012.