We received a tip yesterday from one of the guides that there was a small pride of lions in a deep section of forest just up from the lakeshore. We headed out early afternoon, and found they had emerged moments earlier and were heading south along a winding creek that is fed from the lake. This creek was quite steep on both sides, with no dry spots in sight that meant the lions would have to get wet if they wished to cross. This outcome grew more likely as they passed along the far edge, assessing the options. This pride of 7 was comprised of the alpha male Shepherd, who for now, seems to rule this whole area. With him were 4 adult lionesses, and 2 sub-adult lions, male and female. Shepherd led the group, wading through the chest deep water without too much hesitation. The other 6 continued to hiss at the water, for fear of what may lie beneath. They repositioned their feet nervously in preparation of jumping the gap. With no momentum or running start, they began to leap one after another, with varying success, and a comparable amount of dignity remaining.