The one factor that really upgrades a wildlife encounter is action and when this involves two of the major signature species in confrontation it hardens the currency somewhat. Meet the Crosslands, first-time Kichechians out early (obvs) with Peter Njapit and they came across the fabled Marsh Lions in the heart of Mara North Conservancy, rather than their normal Reserve turf. This was an extended bout with the lionesses doing most of the work (sound familiar?).
Put yourself in that vehicle as, heart in mouth you watch a single buffalo soldier (sorry) on and on and finally, wounded and weakened, drive the adversaries off, tails firmly between tawny legs.
Any number of pious homilies about nature can be inserted here but, as an onlooker, it would be rare not to side with the prey. Thanks for the images, thanks for the incredible footage and thanks for visiting, look forward to seeing you again for some more of Peter’s prime positioning and some Saruni sorcery.