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Lion at Rest

We were driving around a large Kopje and discovered this beautiful male Lion resting on a large boulder with his mate. Being eye level with this guy was amazin...
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We were driving around a large Kopje and discovered this beautiful male Lion resting on a large boulder with his mate. Being eye level with this guy was amazing!!
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chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman August 13, 2018
I wonder what he is thinking? Nice human for dinner? Outstanding capture of this lion and his flies.
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Pamelabole August 13, 2018
Lol! There was a small open vehicle, a little closer to the boulder that he was on....and I thought that if he thinks what you said, and that he jumps, he would get them first giving us time to get out of there! Bad!! hahaha!! Thank you and thanks for commenting!! : )
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mihrt August 13, 2018
such a regal beast. Beautiful shot Pam !
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Pamelabole August 13, 2018
Thank you so much!! : ) He knows he is THE King! : )
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mcampi August 16, 2018
Wow wonder whats going thru his mind? I think you nailed this shot. The rocks texture leading to the lions ... Just awesome.
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Pamelabole August 17, 2018
Thank you so much Mark!! He was a real beauty, and really cooperated by looking right at me. I just love when my "subject" cooperates!! Lol! ; )
kiwibrian
 
kiwibrian August 17, 2018
He's pretty 'cool' - no doubt about that! An interesting face indeed and quite tolerant of the flies. Not a lot of choice with the flies I guess. Great shot Pamela.
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Pamelabole August 17, 2018
Thank you so much Brian!! Unfortunately, even the King is pestered with flies and other bugs! : (
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trainwoman August 19, 2018
Caught this STARE beautifully
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Pamelabole August 19, 2018
Thank you!! : )
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Bazz August 19, 2018
Awesome capture! Nice detail!
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Pamelabole August 19, 2018
Thank you so much!!! : )
nina050 PRO
 
nina050 August 19, 2018
This is fabulous !! How come you’ve never posted this ? Marvelous shot !
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Pamelabole August 19, 2018
Thank you!!! ... I am my own worst critic! Thanks for the support!! : )
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 August 22, 2018
Sure a gorgeous creature :)
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Pamelabole August 22, 2018
He was gorgeous....bugs/flies and all! Thanks for commenting! : )
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MicktheGreek September 05, 2018
I am wondering what kind of focal length you used for this photo, Pamela. I am also wondering if this beast was tranquilised... or maybe sated having feasted on an antelope? Who knows? Great photo!
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Pamelabole September 05, 2018
Thank you!!, and thanks for the nice comment. This photo was taken in the late morning. My guess is they "ate" in the early, early morning hours, because they are cleaned up / no blood on their mouths. It is hard to see at the angle of the photo, but the male has a wound on his left forehead. Our guide told us that the males fight for the right to mate with the female, and she was also lying on the boulder not too far from the male. Lions mate about every 20 - 30 minutes, for up to 3 to 4 days. So yes, he does look tired, this may have been day 4? Lol! Our vehicle was wedged between large boulders and we were almost eye level with the lions....it was quite a thrill!! I was using a Nikon 80-400 mm lens and my settings were 1/320 sec at f 8 ISO 200 at a focal length of 380mm. : )
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Alfredo_Jose September 07, 2018
Beautiful photograph!
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Pamelabole September 09, 2018
Thank you so much!! : )
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lizziemellis September 09, 2018
Fabulous natural shot Pam well done:-)
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Pamelabole September 09, 2018
Thank you so much!!! : )
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sue-zon September 18, 2018
And one can even see the flies all over his face! But he is so amazing and majestic nevertheless.
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Pamelabole September 19, 2018
Thanks for commenting. Yes, even with the flies, he was so amazing and gorgeous! : )
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography September 27, 2018
beautiful capture , so inviting and so peaceful … love this !
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Pamelabole September 27, 2018
Thank you so much!! : )
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold February 23, 2019
fantastic capture and very impressive!
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Pamelabole February 25, 2019
Thank you Doris!! He definitely was a beauty! : )
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BrianBasson August 24, 2019
Cool shot, Pamela
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Pamelabole August 25, 2019
Thank you!! He was a real beauty!! : )