Notch is a very successful male lion, he is about 18 years old in this picture. At the time I was in the Mara Notch's sons were a "nomad coalition" and were raising cane on the Savannah. Males will kill off cubs to bring females into oestrus so that they can mate and pass on their own genes.
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From Masai Mara Gallery