If looks could kill...

By ColleenA
Good day...
Thank you for the wonderful response to my landscape shot of the Waterhole...also a big thank you to Maureen (HarrietH), Bernard (BERNIE), Robert (Robert Turley) ,Patty, Nezih, Netta, Billy, Jukka, Joan (Emjaycee), Cliff and Kate for their UA's...so chuffed
Day before yesterday we found the Black dam pride out hunting...the pride are made up of females, small cubs and teenagers...The females have become good at killing buffalo and were trying to kill one while we watched but he was just too big for them and they backed off....
This is the teenage male, he is magnificent looking and is going to be a good looking male when he grows up. He did not like our clicking cameras and gave me a killer stare...look into his eyes you will feel uneasy....
Have a great day

Tags: Lion South africa Wildlife and nature

Comments


25 May 2015 6:24AM
A "lovely" big cat image again , Colleen !- Great eye contact . Looks like he is looking at your camera if it is Nikon , Canon or Pentax . --- Jukka.

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Tobytoes 6 3 United Kingdom
25 May 2015 6:25AM
Thats brilliant, so sharp, and I like the position in the frame, well done.

Bryan
what a beautiful great big cat image, great colours and detail. superb photography excellent capture, Colleen, WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink
Have a fantastic day, Colleen.
BRITCHIE
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
25 May 2015 6:43AM
A wonderful capture, Colleen, his eyes certainly tell you that he is not a happy bunny Smile
ColleenA Plus
7 419 6 Australia
25 May 2015 6:51AM

Quote:A "lovely" big cat image again , Colleen !- Great eye contact . Looks like he is looking at your camera if it is Nikon , Canon or Pentax . --- Jukka.

They were really hungry Jukka, think he was wondering if I had enough meat on my bones
ddolfelin Plus
7 103 3 Wales
25 May 2015 6:57AM
There is definitely a message in those eyes!
Time to back off I think.
Another fine picture, Colleen.
Bantu 6 7 1 India
25 May 2015 7:27AM
Colleen,lovely closeup.

Vikram
fentiger 18 918 24 England
25 May 2015 7:37AM
Hypnotic and powerful image.

Albert
kuipje 5 3 Netherlands
25 May 2015 7:42AM
Great picture, Colleen.
Next time bring a "Big Mac" as emergency kit (without cheese, she is not a cheesy person)
regards
Bianca & Jos
marktc Plus
8 101 15 United Kingdom
25 May 2015 7:42AM
Excellent
25 May 2015 8:07AM
Stunning image, such intense eyes,
Jo
PranavMishra 7 52 17 India
25 May 2015 8:14AM
a fine portrait., Colleen..
gwynn56 7 87 England
25 May 2015 8:31AM
beautiful capture Smile
sawsengee Plus
13 6 27 Malaysia
25 May 2015 8:34AM
he sees free lunch in you.......wonderful catch & portraiture in the wild Smile
25 May 2015 8:43AM
Another great.

Maureen
25 May 2015 8:52AM
Amazing Colleen I would surely be off , the stare in those eyes would make anyone feel un happy.


Fabulous photography from you


Patty Grin
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.2k 157 England
25 May 2015 8:59AM
Strong eye contact and composition, Colleen. Another fine image.

Dave
Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
25 May 2015 9:29AM
Colleen you are very brave to go out there and get so close - those wardens have a huge responsibility.
Superb image - beautiful isolation.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
fotobee Plus
6 4 3 South Africa
25 May 2015 9:34AM
A beautiful, but infinitely dangerous situation, Colleen ! We were taught NEVER, NEVER to make eye contact with such a youngster, as he is absolutely unpredictable, as he has not learned through experience that humans and Land Rovers are not a threat, and the last thing you want to do, is have such a big cat in the car with you. Never forget, is that in a situation like this, you are entirely in the hands of one man.....the driver. Regards Martin
NDODS Plus
9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
25 May 2015 9:40AM
Superb wildlife photography. So very well observed, composed and captured with the sharpest of detail "and teeth"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
25 May 2015 9:49AM
superb Colleen . probably thinking how you would taste Grin
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
25 May 2015 10:09AM
Magnificent capture Colleen. What can accelerate faster. Lion or Land Rover !!
Peter GrinGrinGrin
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
25 May 2015 10:19AM
he is a true beauty...
his eyes tell what he thinks to me
and love those alert ears
25 May 2015 10:32AM
Excellent capture ColleenGrin
Ayoob 8 Australia
25 May 2015 11:47AM
Wonderful close up and captured, Colleen.
25 May 2015 12:09PM
great eye contact there Colleen, glad she had been fed!Smile
netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
25 May 2015 12:19PM
OMG Colleen,this is scarry.
I am sure he is thinking is it time for his next feedSmile
BrilliantSmile
NettaSmile
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
25 May 2015 12:34PM
Great image Collen.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
ColleenA Plus
7 419 6 Australia
25 May 2015 12:35PM

Quote:Great eye contact there Colleen, glad she had been fed!Smile

He hadn't eaten. They were trying to hunt. He was very hungry. They walked over 8 kms over 2 days. We found them this morning with a buffalo kill. Their tummies were so full and they were alseep in the shade.
rontear Plus
16 19 8 England
25 May 2015 1:31PM
Efficient killing machine Colleen, natures way. Eye contact, the last thing some Buffalo see !!!!
Ron
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
25 May 2015 1:32PM
Curiosity--- He IS magnificent!
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
25 May 2015 1:40PM
Stunning!
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
25 May 2015 4:31PM
Superb shot Colleen, excellent work.

Dave.
25 May 2015 4:36PM

Quote:A "lovely" big cat image again , Colleen !- Great eye contact . Looks like he is looking at your camera if it is Nikon , Canon or Pentax . --- Jukka.
They were really hungry Jukka, think he was wondering if I had enough meat on my bones

--- Good Heavens Above ! - Luckily you didn`t !Tongue --- Jukka.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
25 May 2015 5:07PM
I bet those teeth could do you a bit of harm too!! Grin A wonderful and detailed portrait of this beautiful pussycat, Colleen SmileSmile
Trev Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
25 May 2015 5:15PM
A super big cat image Colleen, looks like she is eyeing you upGrinGrinGrin

Cliff
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
25 May 2015 5:22PM
A very handsome youngster, well captured.
Ju
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
25 May 2015 7:46PM
On the short list for tomorrow Colleen

Adrian
25 May 2015 9:00PM
Strong composition, Colleen!! Love this eye contact. Amazing image.
Effrossini
DonMc 11 2 United Kingdom
25 May 2015 9:46PM
Hello Colleen, a magnificent capture of this magnificent big cat!Smile
Regards Don
Bravdo 11 17 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2015 9:57AM
Wow, This is super stunning one to be proud of... detail is just brilliant and the face to face capture perfectly timed..

Barry
brandish 5 3 United Kingdom
26 May 2015 11:16PM
Wonderful shot Colleen,truly outstanding.
Martyn.
28 May 2015 7:35AM
Great title....great picture....face says it all
gajewski 15 10 9 United States
29 May 2015 6:30PM
The sharp detail and the perfect DOF. I see you switched to the sigma to get in a lot closer. I like your composition here as well.
-=\Walter

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