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Love at first sight

By ColleenA
Good morning.....
A week ago this morning we came across my favourite Lion "Scarface", he was the miserable male I showed you a few weeks ago that was thrown out of the pride by the females (the same pride from day before that are soon to do the same to the next young male). Well you all said you hoped he found a mate.....this he has done, a handsome guy with a red mane) he has also found a lady love....GrinGrinGrin ....he still has his bad hairstyle, but can still pull the ladies....him and his friend apparently have both had their eye on this same lady and have had a few nasty fights trying to determine a winner (you can see a wound around his left eye)....well "Scarface" won...... sadly his friend had to sit on the sidelines and they say...three is a crowd....
V1....he has her in view....squinting in the morning sun
V2....the lady has spotted him
V3 ...the friend looking on...a handsome red head
V4....the hunt....she is off to find a suitable spot
V5...The roar
V56..another vehicle arrived and pulled in front of us...lucky the lion had his mind elsewhere as the look he gave the Tracker was....if I wasnt so busy I would eat you....cant you see I am busy, get out of my way (you get some idiot Rangers)
V7....The kiss
V8....The action
V9...The happy couple... You will see hV9....His handsome
V10....Do I look chuffed
More tomorrow.....( sorry for the big upload, but its the story unfolding....very difficult to photograph as you never know what the animals are going to do next)
Have a nice life seems to be taken over by three visits to the hospital everyday and worrying about Rob...

Tags: Lions Mating Wildlife and nature Thornybush private game reserve

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fotobee Plus
3 4 3 South Africa
23 Mar 2014 5:53AM
Excellent series! She is very wary in v2, and decides to disappear in v3! Regards Martin

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CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
23 Mar 2014 6:00AM
A superb series of images, Colleen, and so glad to hear that Scarface has found himself a lovely lady to bond with. Carol
JohnoP 11 2
23 Mar 2014 6:07AM
A picture book story Colleen! His determination is captured in the images! John
23 Mar 2014 6:25AM
Very lovely and dynamic set , Collleen. - I love all kinds of cats.- V2 is my favorite .- That expression on her face! _ Excellent photography , Colleen ! --- Jukka.
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 6:55AM
Great set, V1 and V3 for me.
23 Mar 2014 7:00AM
Superb series of shots explained to the viewer in your usual exciting way
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 7:06AM
RLF Plus
6 17 4 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 7:34AM
Smashing series .
My favorite is 10.Grin
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
23 Mar 2014 8:00AM
What a set of mages

23 Mar 2014 8:04AM
Wonderful!GrinGrinGrin what a series, I'm so pleased you made it into a story book. I love the lot.
Have a good day and best wishes to you and Rob.
Patty Grin
23 Mar 2014 8:14AM
I love a happy ending Grin

A great set of images that indeed do tell a story, well worth the large upload Colleen.

Mary Grin
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 8:30AM
Had to be seen from begining to end. Excellent pictures Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
23 Mar 2014 8:34AM
Fabulous images
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
23 Mar 2014 8:34AM

Quote:I love a happy ending Grin

His friend wasn't too happy, will upload more tomorrow...
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
23 Mar 2014 8:50AM
A great documentary set.

23 Mar 2014 9:01AM

Quote:A great documentary set.


Agree totally with Albert,
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
23 Mar 2014 9:03AM
A great narrative to accompany your excellent and interesting images from the lives of these big cats.
Always so interesting to see.
And a great experience for you too.
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 9:07AM
Great images Colleen but more than that with your account of the events. Really excellent.

netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
23 Mar 2014 9:19AM
A Brilliant set ColleenSmile
mistere Plus
3 1 3 England
23 Mar 2014 9:24AM
Super story Colleen, beautifully photographed and presented.
Excellent work as always.

7 10 10 England
23 Mar 2014 9:34AM
Really looking forward to the next installment - this set is tremendous.Smile
An absolutely brilliant set must have been extraordinary to see it in real life in their natural surrounds !!! A wonderful narrative as always.. I am so glad Scarface now has a life !!Grin

Lynette Grin
23 Mar 2014 9:42AM
A lot of work to present these fine images, Colleen.
Great pictures and storyline!
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 9:59AM
A excellent set of images and write up Colleen, so glad Scarface has found a young lady and a friendSmile

ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 10:00AM
Great set of images.
Looks like a great day following the king of beasts.

23 Mar 2014 10:06AM
Areal treat for us today, Colleen!
A superb set of fantastic images.

ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 10:22AM
A stunning series Colleen I'm so pleased that Scarface has found Love, I hope Rob is ok ?

Ali SmileSmile
4 3 7 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 10:23AM
Woiw! This is a great upload and you have given us all a treat here. Got to be a choice between V1 and 2 as my favs but they are all winners IMO. You have made my UA choice a very easy one todayWinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
23 Mar 2014 10:27AM
Wild life photography at its best. Love all the shots and the accompanying description.
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 10:55AM
Well documented set Colleen!
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 11:50AM
A fantastic set of images coupled with a wonderful introduction. Image three being my particularly favourite amongst this superb pride Colleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 12:29PM
This is better than David Attenborough - so much to se and learn about wildlife.
A wonderful set Colleen - I love the relaxed look in V9.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
23 Mar 2014 12:34PM
V 8 should have been V9 ,cloud 9 phase. Too good without an adult tag.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
23 Mar 2014 1:01PM
pictures are loading today, a wonderful set and story!
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 1:21PM
V10..........pass him a Benson & HedgesWink
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
23 Mar 2014 1:44PM
A lovely series of images, Colleen, that really tell the story Smile How lucky you are to be able to get these images Wink
Trev Smile
23 Mar 2014 2:17PM
What an amazing series! Great portrait shots of the two as well.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
23 Mar 2014 2:49PM
Superb and informative images Colleen. Top Class.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
23 Mar 2014 3:10PM
grand set Colleen all winners love the story Blush

SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
23 Mar 2014 4:42PM
That's speed-dating for you. Smile
23 Mar 2014 4:52PM
All great images, he sure looks contented in V10, Very well done...Kathleen
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 5:18PM
Stunning Set. First class collection! Bravo!
23 Mar 2014 5:49PM
Absolutely stunning Colleen. You lucky lady seeing these magnificent animals in their true environment and what a brilliant set you've captured. V1, 9 and 10 for me. Absolutely love V10, just love that one GrinGrin

Hope Robs soon better.

Superb set of images, Colleen. Top class photography with a great narrative.

Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 6:36PM
What a great story and set of images Colleen. I was going to get my hair cut, think I might wait for a while.SmileTongueWink
23 Mar 2014 7:44PM
superb set though v1 and v10 are my personal faves
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
23 Mar 2014 7:49PM
Once again I thank you for taking me on safari !

JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 7:51PM
A terrific set
a tremendous set of images

23 Mar 2014 8:28PM
He sure is the Daddy!very nice,set,as always.
Regards Brian.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
23 Mar 2014 8:49PM
A terrific set of images documenting this lions story, who needs to watch soap operas on TV when we've got this to view on our pc and mac screens!Grin
dark_lord Plus
12 1.8k 329 England
23 Mar 2014 8:53PM
A good set, I can't decide between V1 and V10 for my favourite.
23 Mar 2014 9:27PM
Fantastic set Colleen. Cathy
23 Mar 2014 9:52PM
What a fantastic set of shots Colleen and great narrative. Hope Rob is feeling a little more like himself today.
Great documentry, Colleen !
PhilT2 Plus
6 380 25 England
24 Mar 2014 10:32AM
A little slow in seeing glad I looked GrinGrin
24 Mar 2014 6:18PM
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
24 Mar 2014 7:38PM
A fabulous set, and V1, 2 and 7 are my favourites.

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