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Sad Lion

By Hermanus
I photographed this young male Lion on the verandah of a house where they care for sick or disabled animals. He was crippled in his back legs and moved with great difficulty, and was therefore fairly harmless Smile Just has a sad look on his lovely face.
Thanx for your kind comments and votes on my Just Joey yesterday - much appreciated !
have a lovely day !!

Tags: Wildlife and nature Crippled Lion Jukani in Mossel Bay

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ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
13 Mar 2013 3:15AM
Morning Herman, You captured his pain and sadness very well. Wind been howling here all night. Have a nice dayGrin

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paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 3:17AM
Nice tender capture.
Matt
Great portrait, Herman. It is amazing the emotion that can show on animals' faces.....and are we anthropomorphizing them when we interpret them so?
S_Psharma 4 1 India
13 Mar 2013 3:34AM
Beautiful and super picture.
abeeror2 4 22 Australia
13 Mar 2013 3:42AM
Stunning image of a beautiful beast!Smile
lesliea 6 2 Australia
13 Mar 2013 3:48AM
Very nice image Herman well captured.
Allen, Smile
13 Mar 2013 4:23AM
Lovely portrait.
13 Mar 2013 4:42AM
Usted muestra lo hermoso de este animal..Excelente..
marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 4:56AM
A terrific shot Herman... Sad indeed
meniko 5 Cyprus
13 Mar 2013 5:24AM
At the first glance I thought it is an old "cat"...
Her misty eyes are so so sad - she looks kinda "already dead"...
Herman, you captured this "suffering expression" so very well !
You hopefully released her after the shot...!!!?
meniko
They must be looking after this lion ok as it has a beautiful healthy face.
Well done. WesternRed.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
13 Mar 2013 5:36AM
You almost feel the pain

Peter
13 Mar 2013 5:39AM
A gorgeous image Herman. Such a beautiful face Grin
Kathryn
StrayCat Plus
12 17.6k 3 Canada
13 Mar 2013 5:52AM
Sad, but still a beauty Herman.Smile

Denny

PS: The tracking service for the Post says my macro lens will arrive tomorrow. I hope it's in time to try it out somewhere.Grin
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 5:59AM
He does look a little sad but from your narrative is being looked after so the story has a happy ending. Beautiful portrait.
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
13 Mar 2013 6:01AM
He is looking rather wistful, Herman, poor fella. A lovely capture. Carol
13 Mar 2013 7:02AM
Looks a bit down, this one, Herman - but a beautiful photo, nonetheless!

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Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
13 Mar 2013 7:11AM
Very sad Herman but still a lovely portrait. We seem to have gone down the same track today, sad looking animals.

Andy
cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
13 Mar 2013 7:23AM
am sure he would have soon been killed off in the wild, so perhaps he has a comfy life but dreams of huntin', shootin'and fishin' GrinGrin
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 7:32AM
Oh poor poppit and you've really captured his sad tired face.
13 Mar 2013 7:40AM
The depth of thought in those eyes really moves me immensely....
13 Mar 2013 7:44AM
What a nice kitty. Great pic Herman
13 Mar 2013 7:44AM
Super close up, great detail,
Fred.
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
13 Mar 2013 7:51AM
Fantastic and great capture,love it,
saeid
13 Mar 2013 7:51AM
Brilliant!

Carol
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
13 Mar 2013 8:06AM
Yup he does look old sctually , but ........... in the wild he would be a dead cat so anythings a bonus.Do we thrust human emotions onto animals as the American dude hinted, who knows.Very interesting and thought provoking image

Rod
13 Mar 2013 8:06AM
He does look rather sad.lovely clear image though,makes you want to reach in and pat his fur!
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
13 Mar 2013 8:08AM
He does have a lovely face and that is a rather downcast expression: lovely portrait shot, Herman.
Ronnie.
Diggeo 3 13 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 8:31AM
Nice shot and a touching story! Well done.
George
platzy 3 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 8:48AM
He looks deep in thought, a lovely animal and a great capture Herman, excellent shot mate.
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 54 13 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 8:49AM
Very sad, it's great he is being looked after, he has a great face, well captured Herman a great imageSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff
13 Mar 2013 9:05AM
Lovely picture taken with thought and feeling, Herman.
Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 9:06AM
A fine image and well captured
Steve
13 Mar 2013 9:16AM
Superb shot of this lovely if somewhat sad Lion

Hugh
ali63 Plus
4 741 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 9:33AM
Herman he looks so sad SadSad but you have made an excellent image of himGrinGrinGrin

Ali
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
13 Mar 2013 10:00AM
Shame, and he doesn't look that old.

Dave
13 Mar 2013 10:01AM
Stunning portrait Herman, of this really sad face.
Effrossini
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 10:03AM
Such a beautifully captured shot,
amazing story too
Lillian
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
13 Mar 2013 10:12AM
He does look sad Herman! Nice capture. Thank God for caring people who give their time to care for sick animals.

Regards

Trev.
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 10:13AM
A super capture Herman, it does look so sad.
Regards, Alf.
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
13 Mar 2013 10:32AM
No wonder he looks sad but at least he is being cared for. - gary
13 Mar 2013 10:43AM
Lovely image herman
glyn
13 Mar 2013 11:08AM
A very beautiful portrait of this gorgeous animal. Excellently captured expression, Herman.

Lavina
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 12:10PM
He does look sad...
A very moving portrait Herman. Very well seen. IB
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 12:16PM
A really beautiful portrait of this gorgeous lion.
Wondering if you were able to give him a cuddle or, perhaps still a bit fierce?! How wonderful to be so close.
Ju
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
13 Mar 2013 12:21PM
The eyes tell a story
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
13 Mar 2013 12:35PM
Lovely expression on this endearing image Herman.
Rende
13 Mar 2013 1:08PM
A lovely image Herman Smile
Jan
13 Mar 2013 1:31PM
Love it
13 Mar 2013 1:50PM
Great Lion portrait with the story, at least its in the right place for care/treatment
Regards Brian
Ayoob 5 Australia
13 Mar 2013 2:06PM
Love the clarity and details -excellent shot,captured, Herman.....GrinGrinGrin
13 Mar 2013 2:28PM
You have to feel for him! A beautiful portrait Herman!
Maggie
RuthyJ 10 England
13 Mar 2013 3:22PM
Awww!! Sad what a handsome fella he is. At least he's being looked after. Smile
13 Mar 2013 3:47PM
Wonderful shot and at least he is now getting good care
Maurice
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
13 Mar 2013 4:27PM
a truly beautiful portrait.
A really good expression so well captured sums it all up .

John
HELANA 6 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 4:47PM
No wonder he looks sad if he can't walk properly Herman. It is a good portrait do.
ElenaSmile
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 4:52PM
Aawwww!! Lovely portrait of this sad fella Herman. He looks to be doing a spot of wishful thinking! Smile

Carol
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 5:19PM
Lovely expression capturedSmile
Diane
banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3492 Canada
13 Mar 2013 5:26PM
Eyes need quite a bit of brightening Herman, see mod.



I wondered also if you had ever noticed this earlier mod of that nice Harvard shot:

https://www.ephotozine.com/user/hermanus-205719/gallery/photo/harvard-32559760


W
13 Mar 2013 5:41PM
Such a sad expression - maybe someone could make him a buggy for his back legs then he would be able to get about a bit.
netta1234 Plus
4 354 2 Wales
13 Mar 2013 6:45PM
Oh what a shame but thank God that he is well looked after and loved by someoneSmileSmileSmileSmile
A great imageSmile
13 Mar 2013 7:00PM
Excellent portrait Herman !
George
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 7:11PM
A wonderful feline portrait crammed with superb detail and clarity Herman.

Nathan Grin
Mike_Smith Plus
9 300 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 7:14PM
Superb Portrait of a beautiful cat
ltj22 7 4 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 7:23PM
Stunning capture sharp with beautiful tones..Len
13 Mar 2013 7:23PM
A lovely portrait, such a beautiful face.
Tom.
Gypsyman 5 662 England
13 Mar 2013 7:27PM
Herman. The Lion Looks just how I feel, and appears to have some of the same problems as me, in getting around. Well captured. Eric.
13 Mar 2013 8:14PM
Lovely photo
Tish1 Plus
3 16 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 9:02PM
He's lovely Herman, so nice of him to pose for you Grin If he needs a home he can come to mine.

Tish
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
13 Mar 2013 9:07PM
A great animal portrait, Herman.
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 9:16PM
Yes he does look sad - great image
Jason
LexEquine 10 19 United States
13 Mar 2013 9:35PM
Wonderful full Portrait Capture {A++++} ~ Peter
13 Mar 2013 9:52PM
Super shot.

Jeff
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 5:56AM
Delightful shot and story.
footloose 5 1 England
14 Mar 2013 5:09PM
Top marks all round for this one!
Dennis
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 5:23AM
Excellent capture!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan
Tobytoes 3 3 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 9:06AM
Not so sad but thoughtful I would say, but I am a sucker for the big cats. If only I could afford to visit Africa and see the real thing.

Bryan

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