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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
3 315 3 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 Plus
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?
13 Mar 2013 3:34AM
Beautiful and super picture.
13 Mar 2013 3:42AM
Stunning image of a beautiful beast!Smile
13 Mar 2013 3:48AM
Very nice image Herman well captured.
Allen, Smile
Lovely portrait.
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
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
11 17.2k 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
9 192 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 Plus
7 109 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 4.4k 25 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
7 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....
What a nice kitty. Great pic Herman
13 Mar 2013 7:44AM
Super close up, great detail,
Fred.
13 Mar 2013 7:51AM
Fantastic and great capture,love it,
saeid
Brilliant!

Carol
widtink Plus
3 406 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
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.
13 Mar 2013 8:31AM
Nice shot and a touching story! Well done.
George
13 Mar 2013 8:48AM
He looks deep in thought, a lovely animal and a great capture Herman, excellent shot mate.
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 17 10 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
Lovely picture taken with thought and feeling, Herman.
13 Mar 2013 9:06AM
A fine image and well captured
Steve
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 9:16AM
Superb shot of this lovely if somewhat sad Lion

Hugh
ali63 Plus
4 733 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 1.5k 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
6 21 16 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 10:03AM
Such a beautifully captured shot,
amazing story too
Lillian
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 5 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
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
8 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
13 Mar 2013 2:06PM
Love the clarity and details -excellent shot,captured, Herman.....GrinGrinGrin
You have to feel for him! A beautiful portrait Herman!
Maggie
13 Mar 2013 3:22PM
Awww!! Sad what a handsome fella he is. At least he's being looked after. Smile
Wonderful shot and at least he is now getting good care
Maurice
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
13 Mar 2013 4:27PM
a truly beautiful portrait.
A really good expression so well captured sums it all up .

John
13 Mar 2013 4:47PM
No wonder he looks sad if he can't walk properly Herman. It is a good portrait do.
ElenaSmile
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 21 31 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 5:19PM
Lovely expression capturedSmile
Diane
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3344 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
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
3 291 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
Excellent portrait Herman !
George
NDODS Plus
5 4.8k 125 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 7:11PM
A wonderful feline portrait crammed with superb detail and clarity Herman.

Nathan Grin
Mike_Smith Plus
8 270 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 7:14PM
Superb Portrait of a beautiful cat
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.
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 15 9 Turkey
13 Mar 2013 9:07PM
A great animal portrait, Herman.
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.0k 10 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 9:16PM
Yes he does look sad - great image
Jason
LexEquine 9 19 United States
13 Mar 2013 9:35PM
Wonderful full Portrait Capture {A++++} ~ Peter
Super shot.

Jeff
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 5:56AM
Delightful shot and story.
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
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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