When scientific research creates the perfect photographic opportunity...
During my black rhino research at Lewa, I would often use my camera to get head-on and profile shots of the rhinos as they’re used to help us identify individuals. Whenever we came across a lion, I’d do the same thing so that the carnivore team could update their ID file.
Lions have unique whisker spot patterns, and these whisker spots are one of the only characteristics that don’t change throughout the lion's life. When I looked back at the photos from this encounter with a lioness, I noticed the two flies, one on the end of her nose and one flying just in front of it.
I love the insignificance of the flies in comparison to the size of her muzzle. They’re almost as small as her whisker spots. I enjoy the fact that an innocent attempt to capture a photo for research purposes has resulted in one of my favourite close-up shots of a lion.
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