At least one of them is having a good time! Male lion roars while m.a.t.i.n.g with lioness… who looks very underwhelmed

South Africa

A wildlife photographer has captured the moment a male lion roars with passion while m.a.t.i.n.g with a lioness who seems incredibly underwhelmed at the situation.

Renata Ewald spotted the love birds whilst on a solo drive in Kruger National Park, South Africa, earlier this year.

She says lions typically ‘sleep and m.a.t.e every 20 minutes but as the moments of passion last just a few seconds, it can be difficult to photograph.

A wildlife photographer has captured the moment a male lion roars with passion while mating with a lioness who seems incredibly underwhelmed at the situation

A wildlife photographer has captured the moment a male lion roars with passion while m.a.t.i.n.g with a lioness who seems incredibly underwhelmed at the situation

Renata Ewald spotted the love birds whilst on a solo drive in Kruger National Park, South Africa, earlier this year  She says lions typically 'sleep and mate every 20 minutes' but as the moments of passion last just a few seconds, it can be difficult to photograph

Renata Ewald spotted the love birds whilst on a solo drive in Kruger National Park, South Africa, earlier this year

Ms. Ewald, a wildlife photographer, said: ‘When I came across the m.a.t.i.n.g lions a sort of nervous excitement crept up my spine.

‘For many years one of my goals has been to capture that perfect moment when lions m.a.t.e.

‘Their m.a.t.i.n.g session only lasts only a few seconds, but it is always raw power and passion.

She says lions typically 'sleep and mate every 20 minutes' but as the moments of passion last just a few seconds, it can be difficult to photograph

She says lions typically ‘sleep and m.a.t.e every 20 minutes but as the moments of passion last just a few seconds, it can be difficult to photograph

Ms Ewald, a wildlife photographer, said: 'When I came across the mating lions a sort of nervous excitement crept up my spine'  She added: 'For many years one of my goals has been to capture that perfect moment when lions mate'

Ms. Ewald, a wildlife photographer, said: ‘When I came across the m.a.t.i.n.g lions a sort of nervous excitement crept up my spine

Lions will mate roughly every 20 minutes for up to five days, meaning they can mate up to 250 times

Lions will m.a.t.e roughly every 20 minutes for up to five days, meaning they can m.a.t.e up to 250 times

Ms Ewald said: 'I zoomed into their facial expressions and shooting away, it gave me goose bumps'

Ms. Ewald said: ‘I zoomed into their facial expressions and shooting away, it gave me goosebumps

‘To capture these shots I got myself into position, set my camera settings according to light, and waited.

‘Patience is a virtue when you do wildlife photography!

‘The images show the male lion really into it and soon after the lioness gets up and the m.a.t.i.n.g starts.

‘I zoomed into their facial expressions and shooting away, it gave me goosebumps.

‘I am always speechless to watch these majestic animals.’

By: dailymail.co.uk

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