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Young Male Lion with Battle Scars & Mowhawk

2-3 year old wild African male lion with battle scars on his face and kind of a 'Mowhawk' top mane which shows he is not to old. Saw on first day of photo safar...
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2-3 year old wild African male lion with battle scars on his face and kind of a 'Mowhawk' top mane which shows he is not to old. Saw on first day of photo safari at Cheetah Plains, South Africa
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GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 30, 2015
Great photo of wild life. Voted Monthly Pro Vol 7.
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GigiJim08 January 30, 2015
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GigiJim08 January 30, 2015
Voted again Photographer of the month
JoanLoBo PRO
 
JoanLoBo February 01, 2015
The lightning on this...probably taking during sweet light time...and softness.I get the feeling of his soft fur, are what caught my eye on this one...look at all the scars on his face.."battle scars" what a story his face tells. cool mowhawk too.
Matt__Connors PRO
 
Matt__Connors February 18, 2015
Great Capture! Good to see a shot like this with the same camera I use.
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 April 29, 2015
Excellent exposure and details!
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RDVPhotography May 02, 2015
Thanks
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nina050 June 04, 2015
Love the mood of this.....
He's obviously been in more than one tussle !!
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RDVPhotography June 10, 2015
He looked kind of sad to me with his head tilted over and I noticed the scars on his nose right away. Thanks.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 14, 2016
Praying that human's life will be beautiful as what i saw wild life in Africa. Voted Discover Africa!
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RDVPhotography March 26, 2016
Thank you very much Gigi for the vote
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michaeltillman March 14, 2016
A true face of character and loyalty. A really great shot
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RDVPhotography March 26, 2016
I just liked the way this lion looked with his head cocked to one side! Thanks much for the nice comment
vickiehwright
 
vickiehwright Jan 12
Absolutely Amazing! That Lion is/was a Warrior! TU Great shot!
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Thank you Vickie, appreciate the comment.
AJKellamPhotos PRO
 
He looks sad.
RDVPhotography PRO+
I agree Amy, think we woke him up from an afternoon nap. Thanks for the comment.
fulload
 
fulload Mar 05
A lion must just know it’s going to hurt at the end of the day… That its prey, is going to fight back, and leave the Lion with cuts and wounds, that cause pain, and may or may not scar as they heal. Scars that tell the story of the lion’s successful life.
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That is the life of a wild animal who is a hunter gatherer. The scars do tell a story. Thanks for the comment Ginette

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