A camera captured the moment when two male lions in an African safari park were engulfed in a hot romance apparently trying to mate. The shocking photos show two male lions mating and doing things that blows the mind.
The affection shared between the two adult lions were all captured by the photographer in the Lagoon area of the Kwando Concession in Botswana located in the southern Africa.
The photographer who captured the moment, Lawyer Nicole Cambré, said she took the pictures during a safari trip as soon as she spotted a rare scene of the two male lions ‘mating’. Even more surprising to her is the fact that her guide duly informed her that the strange behaviour between the two male lions mating had been evident for at least a week.
Two male lions mating
‘One of the lions was wearing a collar and our guide thought that they may have crossed from Namibia,’ she said.
Nicole Cambré is a lawyer from Brussels, Belgium who has a passion for photography. She is a proud winner of the nature category of the 2014 National Geographic photo contest through one of her images.
She said: ‘These males had pushed out the resident males earlier in the year and the other female lions had headed into the Mopani woodlands; an area difficult to access with a safari vehicle.
The two male lions totally ignored the only lioness around and focused attention on themselves. This points at the possibility of the lioness being pregnant.
“Only one lioness was seen in the centre of the concession where the male lions were and the lions showed no interest in the lioness leading to the assumption that she may have been pregnant.
“It is the first time I have seen homosexual behaviour in lions, but when reading about it upon my return, it is not that uncommon. With the light just around sunset, it gave some spectacular images.”
Though two male lions mating may not be a plausible evidence of homosexuality, there have been records by biologists of same-sex sexual activity in not less than 450 species including flamingos, bison, beetles and warthogs and others.
The two lovebirds were captured as their passion progressed in the Lagoon area of the Kwando Concession located in Botswana.