In a picturesque departure from the typical image of lions in a dry and dusty landscape, these majestic creatures were captured against a backdrop of vibrant yellow flowers, creating a breathtaking sight.
This awe-inspiring transformation occurs annually at the Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana, located at the eastern fringes of the Kalahari Desert.
The reserve, with an average of only 30 days of rainfall per year, experiences this remarkable phenomenon between December and February.
Following the rain, the landscape undergoes a stunning metamorphosis as the barren plains rapidly transform into expansive fields of colorful flowers.
Photographer Janet Kleyn had the privilege of capturing these stunning images.
As the resident manager and professional photographer at PhotoMashatu, she has witnessed this spectacle for the past four years.
“For many people, including seasoned safari-goers, witnessing this is a unique and awe-inspiring experience,” Kleyn shared.
The juxtaposition of predators amidst such a surreal and beautiful setting leaves them stunned.