By ColleenA
Good morning....
Thank you once again for all the votes and great comments and to Fred263, Andy (anglingandyq), Carol (caziwinkles), Maureen (HarrietH) and JennyD for their UA's much appreciated.
I am ending off my Wildlife series today as well as taking a 5 day break from epz as we are going away to Namibia. My bag is is already heavy with camera stuff so am not taking my laptop. I will be able to vote and view your images from my I pad though.
This is Scarface the lion....he was the one snuggled up with his sister on my Valentine upload. This and the next 2 images shows how miserable he was when his Mom and sisters chases him from the pride. You can see his battle scars from the way they fought him to leave. He literally howled for days, it was very sad. V4 are him and his sister a few months before he left and V6 is his Mom.
Have a great weekend....GrinGrin

Tags: Lion Wildlife and nature

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ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
21 Feb 2014 4:57AM
Have a lovely holiday, Colleen.
These pictures are brilliant!

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fotobee Plus
4 4 3 South Africa
21 Feb 2014 5:17AM
Like v3 the best! Beautiful series!! Regards Martin
Stunning set, Colleen. Perfectly presented with a narrative that adds great context.

Bantu 4 7 1 India
21 Feb 2014 6:14AM
Yes,i am king of the jungle, very well captured,a lot of hard work involved.
21 Feb 2014 6:16AM
A lovely set
A great set with lovely processing. I like V5 V6. Well done Colleen.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Feb 2014 6:30AM
A fine set to leave us with, Colleen. Have a great time, look forward to seeing you on your return. Carol
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
21 Feb 2014 6:34AM
Its like a docu-drama. An excellent set Colleen, he really does look glum.

Glad you're getting away it must be weeks since your last break...GrinGrinGrin

21 Feb 2014 6:56AM

Quote:A fine set to leave us with, Colleen. Have a great time, look forward to seeing you on your return. Carol
------- I agree with Carol in everything !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile PS The sun is shining here for the first time in many weeks.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin .S.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 6:56AM
A very dramatic documentary set from which V4 is my favourite. Have a great time in Namibia and I look forward to seeing images from there.
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
21 Feb 2014 6:59AM
When it's time to move on.... I bet there are some parents who wish they could persuade
their teenagers to to do the same.SmileSmile
Another excellent set Colleen, and what a wonderful series of wildlife images you have treated us
to. Excellent work. Thanks.
Enjoy Namibia (see if you can get a few snapshots while you're there Wink )

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 7:01AM
Great set to finish your series with Colleen. He does look sad but proud too. I hope he finds a lioness soon to settle down with! Smile
Have a great holiday.

JohnoP 12 2
21 Feb 2014 7:10AM
From boy to man Colleen! You have captured his transition beautifully, albeit he does look sad! Enjoy your trip. Grin John.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 7:18AM
Always sad to see a member of a family being chased away to enter his new life ahhhhhhhh. Have a great few days and safe journey. SmileSmile
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 7:30AM
A terrific series, V5 is my fav out of them all. Have a brilliant time in Namibia, look forward to the images, have a safe trip
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 7:34AM
They really are quite magnificent Colleen.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
21 Feb 2014 7:45AM

Quote:Enjoy Namibia (see if you can get a few snapshots while you're there Wink )

Funny you should say that.... Camera and 5 lenses to lug around.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 7:45AM
Another fabulous set....
Enjoy your 5 days
Look forward to your uploads
Are you doing city or countryside?
21 Feb 2014 7:51AM
It's all been said before Colleen, your images are the highest quality and for us in the UK the subject matter is certainly something to be envious of.

Have a great trip and much happy snapping.

JohnoP 12 2
21 Feb 2014 7:52AM
From boy to man Colleen! You have captured his transition beautifully, albeit he does look sad! Enjoy your trip. Grin John.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
21 Feb 2014 7:56AM
He looks very very hungry, he is ageing also, which in one way is good, the hunters have not managed to shoot him for their fun..........GrinGrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
21 Feb 2014 7:59AM

Quote:Enjoy your 5 days
Look forward to your uploads
Are you doing city or countryside?

Small towns .... Visiting Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. A two hour flight from Cape Town. Both are on the coast of Africa about 30 minutes drive apart. Sea one side and desert the otherside. Sand dunes and sand and more sand. Hot during the day. And cool at night with foggy mornings. Swakopmund looks like a village in Germany as it used to belong to Germany many years before. Walvis Bay has a stunning bay called Pelican bay full of pelicans and flamingoes. We are doing a desert tour as well. Lots of photos next week.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 8:16AM
Grand set to leave us with Colleen
V5 for me
and enjoy the break/holiday
21 Feb 2014 8:33AM
V5 my favourite in this excellent set Colleen,
Wonderful end to your series, great set of images. Have a good break.

Mary Grin
PhilT2 Plus
8 460 29 England
21 Feb 2014 9:52AM
V5 is magnificent..........but love the smug profile of V1
It's one tough life out there for these beautiful boys.. Fantastic images again Colleen..

Happy travels..

Lynette Grin
21 Feb 2014 10:18AM
What a super series Colleen, these are really beautiful animals, I love V4 too, how sad he was chased away.
Enjoy your trip away, look forward to seeing your photos on your return SmileSmile
mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 10:44AM
V5 an V6 favs.
cheers phil.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
21 Feb 2014 10:54AM
A Lions coming of age, they have to learn !!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 11:05AM
Very evocative images seeing this proud animal looking so sad.
Is this normal behaviour once a lion is ready to go it on his own?
Have a great trip.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
an excellent set of images.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 11:47AM
Great set of images Colleen, nature's way can be hard, hopefully he will finds some ladies and go on to have his own cubs. Hope you have a great hols, safe journeySmile

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Feb 2014 12:00PM
This set shows off the characters of these lions so well and the one that grabs my attention is V 3 where he is obviously keeping an eye on you although perhaps pretending not to be aware.
21 Feb 2014 12:05PM
fine set again Colleen enjoy your trip

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 12:13PM
I can't add anything thats not already been said Colleen, thank you for these wonderful pictures and have great five days.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
21 Feb 2014 12:41PM
Fine shots to leave us with Colleen.
Hope you have a good trip with plenty of good pics !!
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 1:07PM
Fine images Colleen, enjoy your trip,

Ali GrinGrin
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 1:25PM
A splendid set and V5 is wonderful.
21 Feb 2014 1:29PM
Stunning set of images, have a good time
A wonderful set, Colleen. A bit sad, but the way it is.....as a friend of min once said, "children, the gift that keeps on taking".

Have a good vacation. How great to be able to travel as you do.

I noticed a new photo of you on your page, and it reads sideways on my iPad.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
21 Feb 2014 1:45PM
A cracking set, Colleen, and how lucky you are to be able to capture these Smile
Have a great time away Smile
Trev Smile
21 Feb 2014 1:57PM
Great set, have a fun trip Colleen.
21 Feb 2014 2:02PM
Fabulous set Colleen. V5 for me, an amazingly beautiful capture. So envious of anyone privileged enough to see any of the big cats in the wild.
Have a wonderful trip GrinGrin

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
21 Feb 2014 2:23PM
Our son is just about to move out and he's nearly 32!! and we tried painting his bedroom bright orange Grin

Another fine set, Colleen, although 5 & 6 stand out for me.

ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
21 Feb 2014 2:49PM

Quote:I noticed a new photo of you on your page, and it reads sideways on my iPad.

Funnily enough I'm upright on my I pad and sideways on my laptop....a strange place epz...however after drinking that very large frozen margarita I was almost sidewaysGrinGrin
6 3 8 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 3:16PM
I might try the Lions tactics on my 21 year old step son so he leaves home!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
Great images and have a great time on your breakWinkGrin
gss 4 1 Romania
21 Feb 2014 3:45PM
These pictures make me goose bumps and start to tremble when I think how you've done them
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
21 Feb 2014 4:08PM
impressive set taken in natural habitat again ..
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 4:33PM
What a sad storySadSadSad

Did he leave the top off the toothpaste?Wink

Have a lovely holidayGrinGrin
21 Feb 2014 4:48PM
Excellent captures, especially V6, Colleen!
21 Feb 2014 5:39PM
Anther wonderful set Colleen well captured
1881 6 India
21 Feb 2014 6:20PM
nice work.

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 6:40PM
Great setSmile

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
21 Feb 2014 7:41PM
Great set,look foreward to see your hols imagesSmile
I like the portrait of the lion in V1 but both V5 and V6 stand out of this great set.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
21 Feb 2014 7:47PM
Beautiful series Colleen. A magnificent animal.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 8:01PM
Yet another fantastic set Colleen, great work.
dark_lord Plus
14 2.1k 537 England
21 Feb 2014 8:10PM
V4, V5 and V6 stand out for me.
Have a good trip.

21 Feb 2014 9:38PM
Lovely shots Colleen. Have a good trip. Cathy
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 9:49PM
An excellent set Colleen with V4 my favourite.

21 Feb 2014 10:37PM
Fabulous set again Colleen... have fun and looking forward to more great images Smile

Jenny Smile
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
21 Feb 2014 11:15PM
Cracking set Colleen - Have a good time!!
22 Feb 2014 12:08AM
A fine collection, Colleen.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
22 Feb 2014 1:25PM
A great set of images

cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2014 4:34PM
Cracking set Colleen, love the expression and eye contact in V3.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
23 Feb 2014 12:26PM
Interesting series and info Colleen.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Feb 2014 4:31PM
A terrific set of images of this grizzled and battle scarred old warrior, he looks a really formidable beast
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
27 Feb 2014 10:05AM
A super set.
I'm sure life will go well for the big lad.


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