Stunning images show pride of lions gathering in darkness for drink at a waterhole
By Jamie Smith
A pride of lions have gathered together for a drink in the darkness at a waterhole in these stunning snaps.
Photographer, Seyms Brugger, 39, was visiting the Umgodi Sleep-Over Hide at Zimanga Game Reserve, South Africa, when he spotted the lions drinking.
The captivating images, taken last month, show the pride of lions staring up at the camera as they drink together in the darkness.
Seyms said: “The photos show the local Zimanga Lion Pride arrive for an early evening drink.
“The pride members include two pride females and three sub-adult cubs. The pride males were not present.
“The series of photos focuses on the various moments when the lions were drinkingat the waterhole.
“From the lead female drinkingby herself, to the sub-adults joining, to the whole pride drinkingat the same time.
“It was truly a once in a lifetime experience. To have lions drinking, at eye level, a mere three metres away from you, is an absolutely surreal feeling.
“While you are 100 percent safe behind the one-way glass and the hide that you are in, you still feel very vulnerable knowing and seeing just how big lions are when they are so close to you.”