Lion at the Ragihalli Reserve Forest area, near the Bannerghatta Biological Park — photo by Vidya Sury ©

Jungle King

March Six Word Photo Story Challenge: “Pet People”

Walk past me — I dare you!

…Or — it’s my jungle and I’ll get up when I want to!

One of the greatest things about visiting the Bannerghatta Biological Park is the safari — and in particular, the lion safari. So thrilling! It is in the Ragihalli Reserve Forest Area, about four kilometers away from the park. And here, if we are lucky, we get to meet the king of the jungle. I am happy to say I have always been lucky to see at least three lions each time.

There are around nineteen lions here — but I could swear I definitely saw one of the lions every time I visited there. I feel enough of a kinship with that magnificent lion to believe that I can get out of the jeep and go cuddle its mane. NOT. But that’s how I feel. I’ve watched this lion sitting in the middle of the road. Then casually get up, stretch, and very slowly catwalk his way to the edge of the road, and then into the wilderness.

I have hair envy when I see this lion. What a mane! Of course, I took several photos from different angles in different parts of the area. And….of course, I only just noticed his parts are showing in this photo! Oops. Sorry, Your Highness!

And by the way, we were in a jeep a few feet away from his highness. And waited a full sixty minutes before he decided to make way for us.

Oh, Mary Chang Story Writer! I still have so many photos for this month’s challenge. I suppose I’ll have to make them fit other prompts or probably freestyle them. Thank you so much for the joy you bring me! Cannot wait to see what April’s prompt might be!

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Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles

Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles

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