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Lion Around

Lion

With my back playing up I've not taken the camera out much and when I have results have not been great so I am dipping into the archives today to bring you this guy who refused to get up from his nap to have a dignified photo taken.

lion at Perth Zoo


Lion

Conservation status: Vulnerable
Distribution: Central and southern Africa
Habitat: Grassy plains, savannahs, semi-deserts

Did you know that Spotted Hyaenas and African Painted Dogs are the natural predators of old, young or sick lions that are too weak to defend themselves?

Source: Perth Zoo fact sheet

Find the lions in the African Savannah exhibit.



30 comments:

  1. Hi Stella, now that looks like one laid back lion. Bet he'd wake up if you got too close though!

    Hope your back gets better soon.


    xx

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    1. I'll have to go back to the zoo and try for a more active shot.

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    2. I don't think I've EVER seen an active lion in the zoo. Great shots of the stretching, though!

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  2. I feel like that most mornings!

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  3. Blooming love lions, they are amazing creatures.

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. They are pretty amazing, I'm hoping they will come out for some better photo ops next time we hit the zoo.

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  4. Oh wow this is just breathtaking what a majestic animal, yet having a big stretch like a tabby cat I just love these photos they are incredible xx

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    1. Cats do seem to behave like cats no matter what size they are.

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  5. Fantastic photos! They are beautiful creatures x

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    1. I was really frustrated that they wouldn't get up and come and pose for the camera.

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  6. Beautiful captures Stella, I love lions they're just so full of character. - Tasha

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  7. That's me every day lately! Fab shots, he's stunning xx #MySundayPhoto

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  8. Stella, I pray your back is better.
    You made a whole comedy routine out of 3 photos!
    Love it, along with your title!

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    1. Dr wants X-rays so we'll have to wait and see. I thought you might like that title.

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  9. Lions are gorgeous! I love to see how they enjoy themselves in the warm sun. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. It's a hard life sleeping 14 hours a day and all.

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  10. I have never seen a Lion this relax! Dare I say playful! Lovely capture =) #MySundayPhoto

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    1. He was totally unconcerned about us all and he wasn't getting out of that sunbeam in a hurry either :o)

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  11. Hello Stella, found your blog via PhotoFriday... Like the Zoo! Next week I will show some pictures of the Augsburger Zoo, and of course there is a Lion too :)

    Wonderful captures.

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    1. I love going to the zoo, I'm so pleased I'll get to see your zoo because it's unlikely I'll ever make it person :o)

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  12. AWESOME photos Stella!!
    Male lions are usually don't do much . so they're kind of relaxed most of the time. Food hunting is the female-lions job :)

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    1. Isn't he supposed to be on guard duty?

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  13. Fabulous images and your title is brilliant, made me chuckle

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Nothing makes me happier then hearing I made someone laugh :o) thanks for making my day.

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  14. Thats my soulmate right there. But with a glass of wine.

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    1. Darn good looking soulmate you've got there ;o)

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  15. Thats my soulmate right there. But with a glass of wine.

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