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No, this guy was not roaring at us, just a mere yawn!!!
Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa.

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A700
Lens:DT 18-250mm F3.5-6.3
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Jul 2010 - 10:20 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Lion yawning
Username:pdunstan_Greymoon pdunstan_Greymoon
Uploaded:12 Jan 2012 - 6:22 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
Votes:19
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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 6:25 PM

wow, fearsome teeth.
Well timed for a great capture.

B.

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 7:13 PM

Nice one,great viewpoint ,well done
Dennis

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
12 Jan 2012 - 7:56 PM

Fantastic shot.
Brian

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10529 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 8:02 PM

I fine shot. I suspect he was tasting the air. Lions have a way of sensing pheromones from lionesses which involves "yawning" like this. When the air is still in the mornings you can get this behaviour.
Alan

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1007
1007  2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2012 - 8:18 PM

Perfectly camouflaged it almost looks as if the earth is growling !!

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