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The future King

By ColleenA
Good morning...
Once again thank you for all your votes and comments and a huge thank you to Kathryn and Herman for their UA's.

Some more of the lionesses and their cubs today. Over the last 3 years the mother produced 3 cubs...2 lionesses and a lion. The male you know of as Scarface who featured on my last trip. The mother has now produced two more cubs who are 8 months old. The one daughter has 2 cubs which are 6 months old. The other daughter is pregnant and due to birth this week coming. That will make a huge pride of at least 9 lions. This cub was my favourite. I will upload a few others of him as well as one of the family watching us.

Have a great day

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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Comments


CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
22 Aug 2013 6:44AM
What a delightful set, Colleen, with V.1 being my favourite, with the oof face in the background. Carol

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Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
22 Aug 2013 6:46AM
Superb set Colleen. What magnificent beasts they are.

Andy
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
22 Aug 2013 6:48AM
Good morning from God's chosen frozen here against the mountain Smile I really enjoy this set Colleen - V1 is special and I also love the lioness on the right in V7 Smile
S_Psharma 4 1 India
22 Aug 2013 6:52AM
Stunning set of wild life images for me v2 is a winner.
22 Aug 2013 7:04AM
Fabulous set of beautiful captures, especially V1!
George
pink 13 3.4k 6 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 7:08AM
no 1 and no 7 are lovely
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 7:25AM
Excellent set, I love the pose, light and composition of V3. V1 however is the outstanding image, you have used DOF with great skill here to draw attention to the face of the main subject but see just enough of the watching lion in the background. The UA is for V1. I have been looking at it for a while and was wondering about a composition with some cropped off the left hand side but on reflection, I think you have got it just right.

Nigel
22 Aug 2013 7:28AM
Great set Colleen. V1 my favourite
22 Aug 2013 7:38AM
Here's the deal.................we send you Prince Charles (future King) and you can send us this beauty (future King).................GrinGrinGrin
22 Aug 2013 7:51AM
A great set of images Coleen love them all.SmileSmile
netta1234 Plus
4 354 2 Wales
22 Aug 2013 7:54AM
Colleen you've showed us another beautiful and Brilliant set,that I enjoy looking at,
Your images has some lovely pale colour today that I like with a lovely border to matchSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile
22 Aug 2013 8:16AM
Another stunning set of images, Colleen!

Richard
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 8:16AM
Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

V1 for Me... Great work...

Dave
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
22 Aug 2013 8:31AM
What a great set - love the relaxed family gathering in V2.
Joan.
22 Aug 2013 8:35AM
V3 my favourite in this super set Colleen,
Fred.
22 Aug 2013 9:05AM
outstanding images and presentation
alansnap Plus
12 577 26 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 9:39AM
A lovely series. The lioness in 7 isn't happy at all.
Alan
22 Aug 2013 9:51AM
A wonderful set. Smile
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 10:18AM
Colleen these are all beautiful images with soft light and
'gentle' surroundings. quite a privelege to have seen this family up close.
Lovely presentation as always.
KateGrinGrinGrin
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
22 Aug 2013 10:28AM
Great set of images Colleen!! V2 for me, it is excellent!!!!
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 56 13 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 10:51AM
Excellent set of images Colleen, V2 is my pick todaySmile

Cliff
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
22 Aug 2013 11:20AM
Great set i love V3, its really beautiful SmileSmile

Rod
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
22 Aug 2013 11:41AM
A super set, Colleen, with v3 my favourite, the composition and light is superb.

Dave
22 Aug 2013 11:57AM
Wonderful set of images V1 & 2 are my favourites Colleen
Regards Brian
Julia you crack me up lately GrinGrin

Colleen, a beautiful set of these Kings of beasts.. V2 is my favourite, all are superb.. I love looking at your wildlife GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
A brilliant set!!!!!!!!!! Great photos.
JNC
22 Aug 2013 1:23PM
OMG! You lucky lucky lady. A fabulous set. 1, 3 and 4 are my favourites GrinGrin

Kathryn
myrab 10 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 2:19PM
Such lovely images Colleen,
How fab that you have such great access to them.

myra
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
22 Aug 2013 2:22PM
A fine set Colleen.
And I was never much good with arithmetic at school,
so I will need to get my abacus out to work out whose
cubs are the daughter of whose mother and how many
has Scarface fathered or indeed if he is the father at all !!
Mick.
CaroleS Plus
6 420 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 2:24PM
An excellent set with V1 and V2 having to share my voteSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
22 Aug 2013 4:28PM
A purrfect collection of pussycats, Colleen! Smile
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
22 Aug 2013 4:37PM
Like children they enjoy playing. However, their play has far more serious consequences. It is in their genes for survival...play-fighting and wrestling, stalking each other, it all has a meaning...not like human children sticking lego blocks in their mouths or staring in wonder at a screen...

A lovely set of images, Colleen.

Malc
22 Aug 2013 5:41PM
A delightful set, Colleen.

P.
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 5:43PM
A splendid set and esp. love V1 & 2.
The lionesses are really good looking.
Ju
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 6:27PM
Seven remarkable images Collleen

Must have been a thrill just to view them

Adrian
Potra 3 Venezuela
22 Aug 2013 6:29PM
Colleen, all are excellent but, V3 is spectacular.
M
22 Aug 2013 7:39PM
Fabulous set Colleen, love them all.

Jenny Smile
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 7:57PM
I love them all, but V1 is fabulous GrinGrin
Diane
22 Aug 2013 8:07PM
You were so lucky to see the cubs at this early age, usually they are tucked away somewhere that you are not able to get more than a brief glimpse. Lovely photos.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
22 Aug 2013 8:47PM
Wonderful set Colleen.
Rende
22 Aug 2013 9:20PM
A super set Colleen I really like V2 & V6 SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 9:24PM
A very good set Colleen , 1 and 3 are my faves
jeremySmile
debu 6 India
23 Aug 2013 1:10AM
Lovely set of images.
debu
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2013 1:19PM
Marvellous Colleen! Smile
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2013 10:35PM
A super set of images. If I had to pick a fav I would go for V3 as the pose and light shining in his face is excellent.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan
Seven beautiful captures of these lion's. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
26 Aug 2013 9:53PM
What a wonderful set of images of these beautiful big cats, it must have been a real privelege to watch them in the wild
27 Aug 2013 3:32PM
V1 is simply delightful Colleen very fine work on all

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
4 Sep 2013 10:04PM
v1 and 3 for me, wonderful, warm light and composition in v3 and plain cuteness in v1.
pamreynolds 12 13 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2013 7:32PM
Absolutely wonderful, I love this one, as you say so natural, well done

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