Male lion roaring on a cold winters morning

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Male lion roars on a crisp early winters morning in the Okavango delta

Those early winter mornings in the bush are the best of times. Rolling out of that warm bed, jumping into those chiily clothes and then grabbing a cup of steaming coffee while absorbing the heat from a camp fire is a great way to start the day. Combine that with the call of territorial male lions not far away from camp and the day hasn't even officially started...... Getting out as early as possible has its rewards. With the male lions ringing out their challenge it is a now cat and mouse scenario to find them before they stop. Fortunately, this particular chap had been chasing hyenas and was only responding to his brothers call- all this happening before the sun had popped above the horizon. As the first rays of sun found his face, he called and that was it. He flopped back down and went to sleep, that was his entire mornings activity. Granted he probably had a busy night with the hyenas, but the point here is that getting out early certainly pays off most of the time.

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