The male lions were spotted ‘mating’ by the photographer


Two male lions appeared to be mating in front of photographer Nicole Cambré who saw this in the Kwando Concession in Botswana. The lawyer and photographer took the photos, and said that a guide had said the two male lions had been getting close for some days before she witnessed them together.

The photographer said: “I saw those two male lions mating during a safari in the Lagoon area of the Kwando concession in Botswana.”

She then went on to say: “Only one lioness was seen in the center 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,” she added. “It is the first time I have seen homosexual behavior 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.”

Same-sex activity is used in the animal kingdom for many reasons, ranging from pleasure-seeking to conflict solving. Many species form bonds for life with their same-sex partner.


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