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Friday, September 18, 2009

Back to the Lions - a watercolor painting in progress

OK, I'm back now, lions. But this is going to take a while. Don't hold your breath.

Since this is not very interesting to look at - at this point, I'll tell you the story behind this picture.
A year ago, we went on a camera safari. While at Duma Tau Reserve in Northern Botswana, we went out for our first morning drive. At the edge of the Linyanti Swamp, a large, healthy and "happy" looking lion pride basked in the morning sun. This was just one grouping of lions licking each other. Some were stretching, some rolling, some just in bliss. I never got used to how you could drive the vehicle up to them within 10 feet and they totally ignore long as you stay seated that is!

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