Photographer Nicole Cambré captured something — apparently not that uncommon — and beautiful on the savannah of Botswana last month: male lions engaging in homosexual behavior.
Said Cambré in a statement to the Huffington Post:
According to our guide they had only started their behaviour that same week. These intruder males had pushed out the resident males earlier in the year and the other female lions had headed into the Mopani woodlands, an area difficult to access with a safari vehicle. Only one lioness was seen in the centre of the concession where the male lions were and the lions showed no interest in the lioness leading to the assumption that she may have been pregnant. One of the lions was wearing a collar and our guide thought that they may have crossed from Namibia. It is the first time I have seen homosexual behaviour in lions but when reading about it upon my return, it is not that uncommon. With the light just around sunset, it gave some spectacular images.
Check out a beautiful set of photographs on Cambré’s website.