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23 Jan 2014 5:56AM
Great shot, Colleen - can almost smell him.

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I love the smirk on his face, such a handsome beast..
Beautiful shot Colleen..

Lynette Grin
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 6:13AM
Nice shot of this wonderful animal Colleen Smile
Rob
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 6:19AM
What did you do to his hair? !!! GrinGrin
Wonderful capture great pose and DOF, but I love the "punk look"... Love it! Grin
IB
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
23 Jan 2014 6:30AM
Just needs a pair of shades and he's all set. A great shot Colleen, I really do enjoy seeing all these wonderful animals in the wild. Badgers and weasels don't seem quite so exotic.Grin

Andy
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
23 Jan 2014 6:31AM

Quote:What did you do to his hair? !!! GrinGrin
Wonderful capture great pose and DOF, but I love the "punk look"... Love it! Grin
IB


He was having a bad hair day, roared when I tried to brush itGrin
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
23 Jan 2014 6:47AM
He has a very contented smile on his face, Colleen, perhaps he's just spotted Simon's lioness coming home with the dinner Smile Carol
mistere Plus
3 1 3 England
23 Jan 2014 6:55AM
A bad hair day indeed, his roots are showingBlush. Nice capture..

Dave.
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:02AM
The lighting on his mane is fab - maybe just had his highlights done. Smile

Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:09AM
Lovely laid back Leo.
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:23AM
He looks so relaxed and has a lovely expression.Smile
23 Jan 2014 7:24AM
Quite a big cat. Looking rather peaceful ,but.... 200 mm is quite near ( though actually 300mm in this case).--- "brush it"...... hahaa ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
23 Jan 2014 7:33AM

Quote:He looks so relaxed and has a lovely expression.Smile

We have watched him grow up from a tiny kitten and because they are so strict with game vehicles on our reserve (no private vehicles) the rangers respect their space so he is quite happy and relaxed with us being around.
23 Jan 2014 7:33AM
Is that Scarface all grown up? He's beautiful and definitely deserves the title of King.

Harriet
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:34AM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
andy
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
23 Jan 2014 7:47AM

Quote:Is that Scarface all grown up? He's beautiful and definitely deserves the title of King.

Harriet


Yes that's him. All grown up and has another male lion as a friend and they are mean killing machines now
gss 3 1 Romania
23 Jan 2014 7:54AM
Overriding aspects of the ... courage to take these pictures. You've explained yesterday how things are.
But I can not help thinking what emotions you can try when, as a humble subject, you are in front of His Majesty the King of South African savannas. His Majesty, in His immense kindness to all creatures (including those small insolents with only 2 feet, which disturbs His Imperial tranquility with those little black devices), has condescended to let you take a brilliant shot to appear in His maximum splendor in EPZ.
Silviu
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 8:13AM
He really is posing for you Colleen. A magnificent beast and great photographs.

Phil.
23 Jan 2014 8:22AM
Super images Colleen,
Fred.
Great images, Colleen. Superb detail.
Fred
23 Jan 2014 8:53AM
great expression
and loved all the comments
jdinne 13 16 England
23 Jan 2014 8:56AM
He looks a happy chappy Grin both excellent Colleen

John
nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
23 Jan 2014 8:59AM
What a lovely smiling king, Coleen. Wonderfully pleasing images.
Mike_Young 10 12 9 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 9:07AM
"Butter wouldn't melt"................yeah right ! Grin...certainly chilled....I wouldn't want to test his apparent good nature though Grin Couple of lovely shots Colleen
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 9:09AM
He's a handsome guy, lovely images Colleen,

Ali Grin
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 9:41AM
Certainly relaxed and taking it easy. Two lovely pictures Colleen. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
dark_lord Plus
12 1.8k 336 England
23 Jan 2014 10:10AM
Well captured shots.
So is this beast now being transported to Simon for his Kenyan enterprise? GrinWink

Keith
gwynn56 5 87 England
23 Jan 2014 10:22AM
nice capture , did you style his hair for the shootWink
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 10:56AM
So very majestic
and both beautifully captured
Lillian
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
23 Jan 2014 11:09AM
He does look to be smirking! But two fine captures again, Colleen...even if he is caving a bad hair day!! Grin
Trev Smile
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
23 Jan 2014 11:46AM
Very majestic looking Colleen.
Good shots.
Mick.
23 Jan 2014 12:59PM
Very Majestic and great pose. Great shots.
23 Jan 2014 1:30PM
What a proud looking chap you've captured here, Colleen
Two superb images.SmileSmile

Richard
moiral 6 12 Scotland
23 Jan 2014 2:03PM
Just sitting surveying his kingdom Colleen. 2 beautiful captures. Moira
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 2:21PM
A proud animal in his own habitat - a delight for us to see - an honour for you to have been there.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
23 Jan 2014 2:30PM
Gorgeous captures Colleen. I love to see others images of big cats, especially when they have the priviledge of seeing them in the wild. He definitely looks pleased with himself in V1 GrinGrin
Thankyou for sharing.

Kathryn
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
23 Jan 2014 2:30PM
He is surely king of all he surveys - and doesn't he know it. Grin
Joan.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
23 Jan 2014 2:55PM
Good to see him "smiling". He obviously doesn't know how endangered he is. Imagine a world without lions; it may be sooner than we think.
x
23 Jan 2014 3:41PM
Just relaxing after watching "Narnia"
23 Jan 2014 3:52PM
The King is Elvis Presley............but this King has a sharper look..............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
23 Jan 2014 3:57PM

Quote:The King is Elvis Presley............but this King has a sharper look..............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Similar hairstyles thoughGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 108 14 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 4:19PM
2 super captured Colleen, he is so chilledSmile


Cliff
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
23 Jan 2014 4:26PM
Excellent image Colleen.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 4:47PM
He looks very happy and content; wonderful to see in the wild.
Ju
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
23 Jan 2014 5:01PM
He looks very happy sitting there. Excellent capture.
Ty
myrab 10 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 5:08PM
The king indeed, just great,

Myra
23 Jan 2014 5:13PM
Two excellent images of this beautiful animal. Your colours are delightful too.

Val
capto Plus
4 4.1k 8 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 5:38PM
He looks very much in charge.Smile

ivor
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
23 Jan 2014 6:22PM
Nice light on this fine capture, Colleen!
a lovely natural image..


billy
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 6:58PM
Read the title and thought I was going to see an image of PresleyWink

Magnificent beast Colleen

Adrian
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:06PM
Two beautiful imagesSmile

Eileen
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:15PM
Simply superb Colleen.
Brian
netta1234 Plus
4 381 2 Wales
23 Jan 2014 7:36PM
Brilliant images ColleenSmile
NettaSmile
23 Jan 2014 7:48PM
Lovely images Colleen.

Jenny Smile
23 Jan 2014 8:13PM
Excellent shot - I love that tufty look they have before their manes fill out completely. He's just a young thing but it looks like he's got a split lip already! Obviously a fighter!
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
23 Jan 2014 8:32PM

Quote:Excellent shot - I love that tufty look they have before their manes fill out completely. He's just a young thing but it looks like he's got a split lip already! Obviously a fighter!

He had a bad fight with his two sisters. You can see his legs are also cut. They were ready to mate and he wouldn't leave them and his mom, so they threw him out. He sulked for a few weeks but soon found another lone male that had wandered down from the Timbivati. His two sisters and his Mom have all since had a litter of cubs each.
23 Jan 2014 9:25PM
He really is lovely Colleen. He is certainly a king. Lovely shot. Cathy
23 Jan 2014 10:22PM
Great Lion wildlife image & hes just posing for you ColleenGrin
23 Jan 2014 11:52PM
Excellent image colleen . I love the Quiff hair style . wonder how many hairdressers he gets through GrinGrin
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
24 Jan 2014 1:07AM
2 Excellent versions!
Bantu Plus
3 7 1 India
24 Jan 2014 3:15AM
King of jungle,lovely closeup.
A great capture of the king. V2 my choice. Well done Colleen.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
24 Jan 2014 12:46PM
Two excellent shots, Colleen. I like the expression in V1...like he's enjoying a wind against his face Smile

Andrew
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 1:59PM
You couldn't have picked a better title!Grin
Ryan
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
24 Jan 2014 7:11PM
Looking very content with his lot.

Dave
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
24 Jan 2014 11:06PM
What a regal and majestic beast Colleen, he's posing beautifully for you in these shots.
Quote:Read the title and thought I was going to see an image of PresleyWink

Magnificent beast Colleen

Adrian

Robin Ballard aka "Graceland" will be most disapppointed then!Wink
25 Jan 2014 6:30PM
Love the hairstyle! good captures. A

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