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Monday, 5 November 2018

African Lion - Panthera leo

Sleepy Lion.


Lions are the only cats that live in social groups, called prides. All of a pride's females are related and female cubs typically stay with the group as they grow up. Young male cubs will leave the group once they are mature to start their own pride. Males and females take on different roles in the pride. Male lions spend their time guarding their territory and their cubs. They maintain the boundaries of their territory by roaring, marking it with urine, and chasing off intruders. Their thick manes, a unique trait to male lions, protect their necks when they fight.







35 comments:

  1. Extraordinary images of a beautiful creature, Bob!

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  2. You wouldn’t wat to mess with that guy.

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  3. Oh I love him !!!!! Fantastic portraits Bob, well done !
    A little hug maybe ?

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  4. Such a wonderful animal.
    Loved that you got eyes open and closed.

    All the best Jan

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  5. Tres primeros planos estupendos, especialmente el de la primera fotografía.
    Un abrazo,

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  6. Hi Bob,
    What a magnificent creature, totally at peace with the world.
    Superb set of images. How did you manage to get so close and get out alive.
    All the best, John

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  7. Hola Bob,espectaculares fotos de este león.Un saludo.

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  8. He is magnificent. And lazy. But beautiful with it.

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  9. King of animals. Superb photos.

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  10. New. You are expanding your talent. Wish the bottom of the photo was gone, but you also wish that!

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  11. Buen acercamiento al León, Bob, con mucho detalle.

    Saludos.

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  12. Magnificent beast and captured so well.

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  13. Glad you have a long lens to get these great close ups Bob!!!

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  14. Fabulous images of the King of cats, Bob. The detail is amazing - the best I've seen! Best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Cheers Richard, he is the KING OF CATS.

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  15. Hello Bob, awesome closeups of the lion. He is beautiful. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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    1. Eileen, have you been and voted today?

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  16. Oh my gosh! Is there anything any more beautiful that African Lion! I would love to feel his face and touch his thick mane. The pictures are amazing!

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  17. Mother created so many cool niches for her creatures.

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  18. Hi Bob,
    A lovely sleepy KING!
    Nice captured!
    Regards,
    Maria

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  19. These are fantastic shots, amazing Bob!

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  20. Cracking images Bob. What an animal.

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  21. Fantastic shots of the Lyon king..
    Have a great week

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  22. Ein Löwe aus der Nähe, schön.

    Noke

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