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Posted by Nate Chappell on Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:37 pm

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Hi everyone, I've just recently returned from a few weeks in South Africa leading a tour.  This was one of the highlights 2 male Lions close to the road in Addo Elephant National Park.  After getting up from their afternoon nap they briefly rubbed their manes against each other. 
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by Ron Day on Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:10 pm
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Such a wonderful pose, Nate. I’ll bet it was great to watch this scene unfold. Well,done!
 

by Carol Clarke on Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:55 am
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Such a strong bond in a lion brothers coalition, and this wonderful capture with the two intertwined illustrates that bond perfectly.

Fantastic capture, Nate!

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by Morkel Erasmus on Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:35 pm
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This is one of the better lion images I have seen out of Addo.
Love the interaction and the elevated positioning.
These lions in Addo come from the Kalahari, and it's evident here in their rich dark manes.
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by Marc on Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:38 am
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Very cool Nate, great coalition bonding.The "below decks" POV working nicely here.

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by Pralay Lahiry on Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:54 am
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Sweetly timed Nate.
 

by david fletcher on Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:06 pm
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Love this one Nate. it says so much about brotherhood
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by Frank Schauf on Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:38 am
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This is a fantastic situation.
 

by Robert Sabin on Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:39 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Such a strong bond in a lion brothers coalition,  and this wonderful capture with the two intertwined illustrates that bond perfectly.  

Fantastic capture, Nate!  

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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:07 pm
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Incredible-perhaps a once in a lifetime capture. Love their dark manes and their beautiful brotherly behavior. Congrats on a well-deserved EP.
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by Ed Cordes on Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:57 pm
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Nate, congratulations on the EP. It is well deserved. The techs in this image are perfect and the interaction is just so special. Outstanding capture!.
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by MoniqueA on Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:26 am
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I love the interaction which always takes place between male lions in a coalition. This captures it beautifully.
 

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