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"Brothers in Arms"

By challicew
Good morning friends.
Thankyou for your interest in the Kalahari Series.
Today's upload is of the Adult Black Maned Lion found only in the Kalahari.
They are truly magnificent cats.
We gathered that these two were brothers that had formed a partnership and were lucky enough to see them on 2 seperate occasions. On this particular day they were under a thorn tree about 60 meters away from us. We know that they were still in the process of digesting a kill they had made they day before. (and no unfortunately/fortunately we had not witnessed the kill although we had noticed their bloated stomachs and it was later confirmed by the ranger that indeed thay had made a kill)
This day they had only moved about 3km away from where we had first spotted them the previous day.
Although Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park only has 2 of the "Big 5" it is the most amazing Wild Life Reserve that I have ever been to. You either love it or hate it...I loved every minute, even the heat and will definitely go back. I believe that anyone wanting to visit Africa has to experience this park.

Tags: Wildlife General Brothers Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Black maned lion Kalahari desert

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Comments


20 Jan 2009 6:08AM
They are gorgeous! Hard life!
Graham

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VIKI Plus
9 18 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 6:59AM
Well captured!
20 Jan 2009 7:00AM
incredible shot!
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
20 Jan 2009 7:19AM
Sublime nature, love those manes Challice. I have a very large drawing on our wall of Black maned Lion. These bring it to life ! Ron.
20 Jan 2009 7:45AM
excellent shot
Dawn
mrswoolybill Plus
9 835 1367 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 8:01AM
Great contrast between the two, one watchful, the other probably snoring his head off. I reckon this is one of your best wildlife observations.
Moira
Such a beautiful capture...
Scott
jdenman Plus
7 16 5 Spain
20 Jan 2009 8:36AM
What a beautiful pair of boys they are, super relaxed capture.
John
20 Jan 2009 9:16AM
Really wonderful shot, those brothers are some of the best shots I have seen of lions expecially the other day.
Mavis
A brilliantly taken shot.
Dave
20 Jan 2009 1:14PM
Wonderful..
20 Jan 2009 7:20PM
Very lucky to see them, Excellent capture
Ian
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 9:15PM
Superb capture................

Tony.
Gezina Plus
9 3 6 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 9:31PM
Like the hairdo - another good shot Ina
ugly Plus
7 5 56 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2009 2:39PM
Just what I ned after getting back from OZ..
A lot of rest and sun not the cold....

Great work again...

Dave
21 Jan 2009 4:05PM
Fabulous shot. Really jealous.
1 Feb 2009 7:30AM
What beautiful animals, would love to have them in my back yard.
Great photo

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