The Lion With One Eye — and His “Pride” and Joy: A Photographic Chronology

ithin 90 minutes of entering the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, the first lions were spotted — well…not spotted like leopards and cheetahs, but rather sighted — by us in the late afternoon sun on the first part of the safari; and this fellow apparently only had one eye.

He was with his lioness, who appeared to be his “pride” and joy.

I will just let the photographs of the lion with one eye speak for themselves. They are presented here in chronological order. This was just one of many experiences I enjoyed while on safari in Kenya. If you missed it, please be sure to see this photographic essay of a cheetah who suddenly and successfully hunted for its prey

…and I intend to post additional photographic essays of what I saw while on safari in future articles here at The Gate. Please stay tuned…

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

All photographs ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

2 thoughts on “The Lion With One Eye — and His “Pride” and Joy: A Photographic Chronology”

  1. alexander says:

    Wow, these are some amazing photos. Clearly, you were packing a substantial camera. My Sony RX 100 V was not up to the task.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      I used a Canon 70D with a regular zoom lens and a telephoto zoom lens, alexander — which are definitely not considered substantial equipment by many professional photographers.

      I greatly appreciate the compliment. Thank you…

      …and you are welcome to please post links to your articles here as well.

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