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Worse for wear

By Gray_ina
Thank you for you kind c'c on the Coqui Francolin upload - much appreciated.
This Liones looks Worse for wear - we think she might be one of the older females in rather a large pride - in fact they had 16 adolescent cubs with them. We saw them near a drinking hole and she was the only adult showing well. We sat there from 05:45 till 9:30 watching the interaction of the cubs with other animals desperate for a drin - but the cubs weren't having any of it - more of that later - gray.

Tags: Safari Kruger national park Wildlife and nature

Voters: Daisymaye, CarolG, Ray42 and 23 more

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
1 Nov 2011 1:54PM
She looks like she needs some food. Maybe she is so thin from having babies. Great capture.......Sandy

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
1 Nov 2011 1:58PM
She does look a bit bruised and battered, Gray, and very thin. Well captured, though. Carol
Ray42 9 3 England
1 Nov 2011 2:03PM
Looks hungry - give her you leg!!!!!WinkWink Cracking shot
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 2:03PM
Great shot
1 Nov 2011 2:47PM
Beautifully caught!
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 3:59PM
She does look if she has been in a scrap or two - maybe trying to get a mouthfull of food before the cubs can devour it all - a lovely shot with good colour and detail - Ina
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
1 Nov 2011 4:31PM
Stunning light and capture Gray, they are such majestic animals.


Maiwand 11 3 73 England
1 Nov 2011 4:43PM
Great shot Graham. She looks like living proof that life in the Park can be hard going at times.Grin
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 4:46PM
Older but still beautiful
8 10 10 England
1 Nov 2011 4:52PM
Perhaps age is catching up with her but you have recorded it very well.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 5:04PM
superb shot Graham, it doesn seem that long ago you were struggling to handle the camera when we met at Arundel - look how you have come along and the improvement in your pics. well done I take my hat off to you.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 7:26PM
Oh dear Gray, she is in need of a cuddle and a small meal I think..really looks like she has lost all
great capture in the wild
1 Nov 2011 7:31PM
A wonderful image and capture Graham, good to have you back with us and I hope you both enjoyed your trip Wink
She look's as though she could do with a good meal. Sad to see but it's nature. An excellent capture.
Wonderful capture Gray, she doesn't look very well poor thing.

vandalp 10
2 Nov 2011 9:11PM
Poor old thing, well captured Graham.
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
3 Nov 2011 10:00PM
Great capture, Graham - she does look a bit jaded, but still a noble animal.

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