Sleepy redhead

By ColleenA
Good morning.....
Thank you so much for all the votes comments and help on my rhino upload yesterday. Thank you to Jukka (Kuvailija), Isabel (Chinga) and Alan Baseley for their User awards. A special thank you to Alistair for all his time and help in teaching me and I am sure others how to convert images to mono...I cannot thank you enough...Grin
This is Scarfaces best friend, we found them fast asleep in the open...they refused to budge and totally ignored us. he even has a fly on his nose....V2 is the bigger picture. Nothing better than staring at big cats sleeping, such powerful cats and to watch them at peace with their dreams is amazing.
Have a nice days are spent visiting Rob in hospital three times a day. He is still in hospital and will be till Monday when he gets transferred to a step down facility. His progress has been slow but steady. However he is very sore this morning and full of complaints.

Tags: Lion Wildlife and nature

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ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
27 Mar 2014 6:19AM
Good news from the hospital then.

Great lion pictures today - I can recognise this fellow now from his scars.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
27 Mar 2014 6:22AM
Two lovely images, Colleen, they look totally at peace with the world. Glad to hear Rob is making progress. Carol
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 6:28AM
Two super images Colleen - they do look content.
Glad to hear Rob is improving - will be better for you when he is home.

Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
27 Mar 2014 6:30AM
Excellent shots Colleen, the close-up is perfect.

Typical man eh! lying around, doing nothing with a fly up his nose....and the lion is doing the same....GrinGrinGrin
Reminds me of the famous song by the Evening Birds: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
27 Mar 2014 7:01AM
Lovely shots Colleen, must be hard work being a tourist attraction, they deserve their rest Smile
Super close up..
Give our best wishes to Rob, hope he feels better soon.

27 Mar 2014 7:09AM
Touching and warming and lovely! - One seldom sees images like these ! - Excellent , Colleen! --- Jukka. P.S. My very best regards to Rob in the hospital!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 7:18AM
Two images which make ones chest heave with happiness...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 7:19AM
A very touching pair of images Colleen, well capturedSmile

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 7:27AM
2 wonderful captures and such a lovely face. Hope Rob improves and do take time for yourself. x
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 7:43AM
Complaints?????..... Sounds like he is getting better then Wink
Any animal asleep always appeals to me
Lovely image
Bet you wish other half was asleep instead of complaining....Grin
27 Mar 2014 8:20AM
Wonderful V1 is a fab close up Colleen, and a great write up too, hope the news from the hospital is better today, complaining sounds like a good sign.. GrinGrinGrinGrin
27 Mar 2014 8:50AM
Magnificent captures colleen.

AnneB50 6 118 18 Scotland
27 Mar 2014 9:02AM
They look like an old married couple in V2, content in each other's company! I love the close up in V1, you obviously do much better with this lens than I did! As Barbara says Rob must be on the mend if he is complaining, it is very frustrating being stuck in hospital though.

27 Mar 2014 9:05AM
bliss a snooze in the sun what more can you ask for

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 9:09AM
Great images, I'm glad to hear Rob is making progress Smile take time for yourself as well Colleen to relax GrinGrinGrin

27 Mar 2014 9:30AM
Brilliant photos, how dare that fly sit on his nose!!!!GrinGrinGrin

Sounds as though Rob is feeling better, make sure he does the physio, and if he gives you hell make him do more.
27 Mar 2014 9:40AM
Wonderful images Colleen, love V1.

Take care of yourself and best wishes to Rob.

Jenny Smile
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 9:48AM
Completely zonked out. Wonderful pictures Colleen. Pleased for you that your husband seems to be improving.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 9:55AM
Oh bliss!!!!!
9 10 10 England
27 Mar 2014 10:05AM
Relaxation at it's best. Best wishes for continued recovery for Rob.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
27 Mar 2014 10:10AM
Fine shot of this 'King of the Jungle' Colleen. He looks nice and relaxed here !!!!!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
27 Mar 2014 10:10AM
I wonder what lions dream about? Lovely furry detail, Colleen.

Sorry to hear Rob's progress is taking so long, but as said above, he must be improving now he's complaining. I'm not sure I'd get Tessa to visit more than once a day though!!

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 10:29AM
Beautiful images with the sun shining on thse sleeping cats.
Rob will be frustrated I guess since he's usually so busy - however
he'll be so glad he's had his operation once he's home recovering.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
27 Mar 2014 10:44AM
Wonderful portrait of this Lion Colleen, typical occupation after a herd nights hunting. All the best to Rob and yourself for being by his side.
could do with the curlers in ..a great image

debu 8 India
27 Mar 2014 2:56PM
Excellent images.
27 Mar 2014 3:12PM
wow v1 is superb SSSSSH don't wake him for goodness sake
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
27 Mar 2014 3:20PM
Sleeping cats of any shape or size look so relaxed. Really sweet.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
27 Mar 2014 3:24PM
Doing what lions are good at when not hunting - lion around!! Two wonderful images, Colleen, but do like the close-up in V1. I hadn't noticed the fly until I read your notes! Wink
Trev Smile
Stunning images, I love V1, the light is lovely and really shows off the rich colours. Excellent close up and so detailed too.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
gss 4 1 Romania
27 Mar 2014 3:54PM
Here we come to talk about lions while. They say that Africa is somehow symmetric northern and southern extremity resembles Cape and Karoo mountains and Atlas mountains would seem to have many things in common, including lions. You have been more kind, in the South, you left some alive, but the French have not liked lions at all and in 1912 they killed the last one. (What's even more awesome is that the Romans wiped out the last lion of the current territory of Romania, lions lived then and in Europe!)
Therefore, you South-africans, be merciful, take care of them and keep them alive!
What would the Jungle do without her King ?
Beautiful two pictures of Their Majesties, as usual, otherwise.
myrab 12 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 4:14PM
Love V1, he looks so relaxed.

27 Mar 2014 4:24PM
Excellent images Colleen..Lin
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 4:28PM
Really impressive images Colleen. As for Rob - well men don't make good patients and tend to do a lot of complaining at the best of times. I know I do.

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 4:54PM
All of the above and then some.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 5:21PM
Doing what they do best.... it's a hard life. Smile
27 Mar 2014 5:39PM
Great images of Lions in their slumbers, "Do not disturb"
Hope Rob has a speedy recovery
27 Mar 2014 7:15PM
Great image Colleen, looks like the Lion definitely sleeps Tonight.
And thank you VERY much for your good wishesSmilex

John Smile
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
27 Mar 2014 7:48PM
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.........................= Heaven.....Get well soon Rob.............GrinGrinGrinGrin
JohnoP 12 2
27 Mar 2014 7:52PM
Fantastic Colleen....wonder what he is dreaming of....! Wishing Rob and you well! Smile John
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 7:58PM
Two lovely shots
27 Mar 2014 8:07PM
I think that these kings of animals or are sleeping or are doing (how would it say softer ...) procreation ... all the hard work is done by lionessWink
Good set, Colleen!Smile
Regards Valery
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 8:08PM
So content must have had a good dinner, great capture Colleen.
27 Mar 2014 8:51PM
They said it all before me,reminds me of the Tate & Lyle golden syrup tin with a prone lion + flies.
Nice shots,
cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 10:42PM
Cracking images, v1 for me a real cracker Smile.
27 Mar 2014 10:43PM
Great shot Colleen and glad to hear of Rob's progress. Cathy
Such a handsome fellow, beautiful when asleep ! Superb images once again Colleen.

So Pleased to hear Rob is improving Smile

Lynette Grin
"The poor lads tired". What a wonderful capture. Well done Colleen.
ukgubbi 6 5 India
28 Mar 2014 1:25AM
What a laid back life?. Love it. Happy to know that Rob is recuperating. Best wishes.
28 Mar 2014 5:50PM
A well earned sleep after the tiring act
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 6:46PM
Wonderful shots... Love the light and the pose specially V1! Grin
29 Mar 2014 2:21AM
Love this shot colleen, awesome
6 3 8 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 9:26AM
What a relaxing life they must have!Grin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 Mar 2014 10:43PM
Ole Sleepyhead......enjoying the warmth of the sun: delightful shots of him and the pair in V 2.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Apr 2014 11:45PM
Wimoweh wimoweh wimoweh wimoweh
In the Jungle the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight

Two terrific images of this magnificent beast slumbering, he looks so peaceful and contentGrin
20 Apr 2014 7:57PM
This is a beautiful picture Colleen. I'd love to travel to that part of the world someday. Smile
I wish I could sleep like that.

A amazing photo.

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