Lipstick And Blackie , Madomo Pride males

In my opinion the most impressive black mained males in the Mara at the moment.

How long they hold their territory for we will wait and see as they are 12yr old plus,old for pride males.I hope they are still there next year as over the years i have grown to love these charismatic and powerful lions.

My images were taken with a Canon 7d mk 2, 400mm  is,usm Canon lens with standand grad filter.Various iso parameters trying to keep it below 2000,less graining.With the sun set so high during the heat of day photography can be tricky.

I hope i have done these boys justice with these images.

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Masai Mara 2016

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Marsh pride female relaxing near Governors camp

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Red, young marsh male near Bila Shaka lugga
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Miti Mbili pride male Blackie relaxing near Topi Plains

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Blackie

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Yaya, Marsh pride lioness
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Yaya,s cub taking a ride near Bila shaka

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Marsh pride male Morani near the Mara river on Paradise plains
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Red,Marsh male
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Yaya,s young cub suckling near Bila Shaka
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Yaya

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Playtime for the Marsh Pride cubs at Bila Shaka

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Tatu,brother of Red, Marsh male at Bila Shaka