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Wow. Well done, sir!That’s a nice picture, too.
Pride - <snicker) I see what you did there. Nice clear shot, considering what them 'ladies' are capable of doing to a nosy photographer
Conservation of energy. It's Africa in the afternoon. Hotter than hell, nothing is moving if they are smart. It's not the time to hunt right now, so, take a nap. Preferably up a little higher where the hot ground doesn't touch you and what slight breeze there is might cool you off a bit more. Nature doesn't abide stupid species. (Well, except humans)
Lions know the drill: "Only mad dogs and Englishmen Go out in the midday sun"!