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Sad Lion

By Hermanus
I photographed this young male Lion on the verandah of a house where they care for sick or disabled animals. He was crippled in his back legs and moved with great difficulty, and was therefore fairly harmless Smile Just has a sad look on his lovely face.
Thanx for your kind comments and votes on my Just Joey yesterday - much appreciated !
have a lovely day !!

Tags: Wildlife and nature Crippled Lion Jukani in Mossel Bay

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ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
13 Mar 2013 3:15AM
Morning Herman, You captured his pain and sadness very well. Wind been howling here all night. Have a nice dayGrin

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paskinmj Plus
8 11 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 3:17AM
Nice tender capture.
Great portrait, Herman. It is amazing the emotion that can show on animals' faces.....and are we anthropomorphizing them when we interpret them so?
13 Mar 2013 3:34AM
Beautiful and super picture.
13 Mar 2013 3:42AM
Stunning image of a beautiful beast!Smile
13 Mar 2013 3:48AM
Very nice image Herman well captured.
Allen, Smile
Lovely portrait.
13 Mar 2013 4:42AM
Usted muestra lo hermoso de este animal..Excelente..
marktc Plus
7 99 15 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 4:56AM
A terrific shot Herman... Sad indeed
13 Mar 2013 5:24AM
At the first glance I thought it is an old "cat"...
Her misty eyes are so so sad - she looks kinda "already dead"...
Herman, you captured this "suffering expression" so very well !
You hopefully released her after the shot...!!!?
They must be looking after this lion ok as it has a beautiful healthy face.
Well done. WesternRed.
jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
13 Mar 2013 5:36AM
You almost feel the pain

13 Mar 2013 5:39AM
A gorgeous image Herman. Such a beautiful face Grin
StrayCat Plus
13 19.0k 3 Canada
13 Mar 2013 5:52AM
Sad, but still a beauty Herman.Smile


PS: The tracking service for the Post says my macro lens will arrive tomorrow. I hope it's in time to try it out somewhere.Grin
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 5:59AM
He does look a little sad but from your narrative is being looked after so the story has a happy ending. Beautiful portrait.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
13 Mar 2013 6:01AM
He is looking rather wistful, Herman, poor fella. A lovely capture. Carol
13 Mar 2013 7:02AM
Looks a bit down, this one, Herman - but a beautiful photo, nonetheless!

Andysnapper Plus
9 109 25 England
13 Mar 2013 7:11AM
Very sad Herman but still a lovely portrait. We seem to have gone down the same track today, sad looking animals.

cats_123 Plus
13 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
13 Mar 2013 7:23AM
am sure he would have soon been killed off in the wild, so perhaps he has a comfy life but dreams of huntin', shootin'and fishin' GrinGrin
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 7:32AM
Oh poor poppit and you've really captured his sad tired face.
13 Mar 2013 7:40AM
The depth of thought in those eyes really moves me immensely....
What a nice kitty. Great pic Herman
13 Mar 2013 7:44AM
Super close up, great detail,
13 Mar 2013 7:51AM
Fantastic and great capture,love it,

widtink Plus
5 406 2 Scotland
13 Mar 2013 8:06AM
Yup he does look old sctually , but ........... in the wild he would be a dead cat so anythings a bonus.Do we thrust human emotions onto animals as the American dude hinted, who knows.Very interesting and thought provoking image

He does look rather sad.lovely clear image though,makes you want to reach in and pat his fur!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
13 Mar 2013 8:08AM
He does have a lovely face and that is a rather downcast expression: lovely portrait shot, Herman.
13 Mar 2013 8:31AM
Nice shot and a touching story! Well done.
13 Mar 2013 8:48AM
He looks deep in thought, a lovely animal and a great capture Herman, excellent shot mate.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 149 16 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 8:49AM
Very sad, it's great he is being looked after, he has a great face, well captured Herman a great imageSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Lovely picture taken with thought and feeling, Herman.
13 Mar 2013 9:06AM
A fine image and well captured
13 Mar 2013 9:16AM
Superb shot of this lovely if somewhat sad Lion

ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 9:33AM
Herman he looks so sad SadSad but you have made an excellent image of himGrinGrinGrin

Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
13 Mar 2013 10:00AM
Shame, and he doesn't look that old.

13 Mar 2013 10:01AM
Stunning portrait Herman, of this really sad face.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 10:03AM
Such a beautifully captured shot,
amazing story too
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
13 Mar 2013 10:12AM
He does look sad Herman! Nice capture. Thank God for caring people who give their time to care for sick animals.


User_Removed 7 48 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 10:13AM
A super capture Herman, it does look so sad.
Regards, Alf.
gary_d Plus
10 576 13 Wales
13 Mar 2013 10:32AM
No wonder he looks sad but at least he is being cared for. - gary
13 Mar 2013 10:43AM
Lovely image herman
13 Mar 2013 11:08AM
A very beautiful portrait of this gorgeous animal. Excellently captured expression, Herman.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 12:10PM
He does look sad...
A very moving portrait Herman. Very well seen. IB
JuBarney Plus
6 26 3 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 12:16PM
A really beautiful portrait of this gorgeous lion.
Wondering if you were able to give him a cuddle or, perhaps still a bit fierce?! How wonderful to be so close.
lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
13 Mar 2013 12:21PM
The eyes tell a story
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
13 Mar 2013 12:35PM
Lovely expression on this endearing image Herman.
13 Mar 2013 1:08PM
A lovely image Herman Smile
13 Mar 2013 1:31PM
Love it
13 Mar 2013 1:50PM
Great Lion portrait with the story, at least its in the right place for care/treatment
Regards Brian
13 Mar 2013 2:06PM
Love the clarity and details -excellent shot,captured, Herman.....GrinGrinGrin
You have to feel for him! A beautiful portrait Herman!
13 Mar 2013 3:22PM
Awww!! Sad what a handsome fella he is. At least he's being looked after. Smile
Wonderful shot and at least he is now getting good care
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
13 Mar 2013 4:27PM
a truly beautiful portrait.
A really good expression so well captured sums it all up .

13 Mar 2013 4:47PM
No wonder he looks sad if he can't walk properly Herman. It is a good portrait do.
13 Mar 2013 4:52PM
Aawwww!! Lovely portrait of this sad fella Herman. He looks to be doing a spot of wishful thinking! Smile

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 5:19PM
Lovely expression capturedSmile
banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3806 Canada
13 Mar 2013 5:26PM
Eyes need quite a bit of brightening Herman, see mod.

I wondered also if you had ever noticed this earlier mod of that nice Harvard shot:

Such a sad expression - maybe someone could make him a buggy for his back legs then he would be able to get about a bit.
netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
13 Mar 2013 6:45PM
Oh what a shame but thank God that he is well looked after and loved by someoneSmileSmileSmileSmile
A great imageSmile
Excellent portrait Herman !
7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 7:11PM
A wonderful feline portrait crammed with superb detail and clarity Herman.

Nathan Grin
Mike_Smith Plus
10 458 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 7:14PM
Superb Portrait of a beautiful cat
13 Mar 2013 7:23PM
Stunning capture sharp with beautiful tones..Len
13 Mar 2013 7:23PM
A lovely portrait, such a beautiful face.
13 Mar 2013 7:27PM
Herman. The Lion Looks just how I feel, and appears to have some of the same problems as me, in getting around. Well captured. Eric.
13 Mar 2013 8:14PM
Lovely photo
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 9:02PM
He's lovely Herman, so nice of him to pose for you Grin If he needs a home he can come to mine.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
13 Mar 2013 9:07PM
A great animal portrait, Herman.
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 9:16PM
Yes he does look sad - great image
13 Mar 2013 9:35PM
Wonderful full Portrait Capture {A++++} ~ Peter
Super shot.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 5:56AM
Delightful shot and story.
14 Mar 2013 5:09PM
Top marks all round for this one!
6 3 8 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 5:23AM
Excellent capture!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
23 Mar 2013 9:06AM
Not so sad but thoughtful I would say, but I am a sucker for the big cats. If only I could afford to visit Africa and see the real thing.


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