Claim: Photograph shows lions resting in the shade of an airplane’s wing.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2004]
Origins: We can’t vouch that the backstory for these photographs is exactly as described above, but the pictures themselves are real. Lions will often take the opportunity to avail themselves of any source of shade (which is usually hard to come by in the savannah), and in this case even the sliver of shade provided by a small plane’s wing sufficed.
The plane pictured belongs to Blue Sky Aviation, which operates out of Kenya.
Here’s another picture from the same sequence:
Last updated: 23 September 2008