Travel Photo of the Day (April 5)

This photo was taken during my walk with lions in Zambia.  These two are sisters.  I’ll be off for the next few days.  I hope all of you have a Happy Easter.  My plan is to spend time with family and to relax.  Take care everyone and I’ll see you soon.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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64 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (April 5)

  1. Aww they are so cute!! I hope you have a very happy and relaxing Easter. 🙂

  2. Have a very happy Easter and a lovely relaxing few days. Great shot of the lions!

  3. Lovely photo! Thank you for your comments on my site, and I wish you a lovely Easter with those you love.

  4. niasunset says:

    Wonderful BIG CATS I love them too… Thank you dear TBM, Happy Holiday with your family and Happy Easter, with my love, nia

  5. We did that in Mauritius – a slightly intimdating but amazing experience when done in the right capacity (I was just saying to someone I did a lot of research beforehand as many animals involved in these sorts of interactions are sold to canned hunting reserves when they become too big). I believe it’s the same family that runs this in Mauritius as the one in Zambia if my memory serves me right.

    Love the pattern they have as youngsters. Have a great Easter break 🙂

    • TBM says:

      I can’t believe that some places would sell these animals to be hunted. How despicable. The place we went to in Zambia is helping these lions be reintroduced into the wild (and I hope no hunters will ever get to them). It was intimidating. At one point I was next to the lion, kneeling to touch her fur and the other lion approached. The trainer was frantically whispering for me to stand up immediately since I didn’t see the other approach. She wasn’t trying to hurt me, but saw me as a playmate. I think I would be on the losing end of a friendly game of biting. Fortunately no one was injured and she lost interest in me quickly.

      • I was amazed at how fast they are! Even when they are walking (as youngsters) you have to run to keep up!

        I didn’t touch our lions. They never stayed still for too long and so it was a case of running after them to touch them. I was happy with my experience anyway. 🙂

        It was the Bristow’s, the family that runs it in Mauritius. I agree it’s terrible to think that they could end up with such a fate.

        Unusual that they may be reintorduced to the wild after such close contact with people.

  6. Carol says:

    They look like they’re having fun.

    Have a happy, relaxing Easter.

  7. Robyn says:

    Excellent photo! I would love to see them up close like that!

  8. Dina says:

    I have nominated you for the Thank pie you blog award…
    For vanting me to travel more and to see the world:)

  9. wolke205 says:

    Awwwww – this photo made my day 😀 Happy Easter to you & your family 🙂

  10. Lynne Ayers says:

    that looks pretty up close and personal. Enjoy your family time.

  11. scrapydo says:

    Enjoy Easter and relaxing with your family!

  12. Sartenada says:

    OMG, what a photo!

    Happy Easter!

  13. buddhafulkat says:

    Aww, how sweet and playful! Have a happy Easter with your family =)

  14. IsobelandCat says:

    How beautiful their fur is. I guess that dappled effect is to camouflage them when they are lying low. How are lions doing in Zambia?
    Enjoy your break.

    • TBM says:

      I don’t know the actual number of wild lions in Zambia, but I know it is low. Dangerously low. It is such a shame. They are such beautiful creatures and to know that humans are the may cause for their downfall is downright depressing.

  15. aFrankAngle says:

    Good catch … and Happy Easter to you as well. …. and Reds win on Opening Day!

  16. Novroz says:

    So sweet…I love baby lion.

    happy Easter to you 🙂

    By the way, I tag you an award here

  17. Fergiemoto says:

    Oh, that’s very sweet! What a cool photo and a great opportunity to capture this.

  18. You used a zoom lens here, right?? That is really close! Great capture.

  19. zelmare says:

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

  20. Madhu says:

    Fab photo! Warm wishes for a wonderful Easter weekend!

  21. Jackie Cangro says:

    Love the coloring of their fur.
    Have a Happy Easter!

  22. I would have named this photo “Caught in the Act” – very cute! 🙂 Happy Easter. Hope you had a restful time with the family.

  23. artbibel says:

    wow, getting so close! thanks for following! have a good sunday!

  24. rossanaf says:

    Happy Easter to you to ..
    great photo!

  25. sarajohanne says:


  26. msbuzzz says:

    Hope u had an amazing Easter 🙂

  27. So amazing. My sister in law lives in Africa raising orphan cubs.

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