Mating lions

Posted by clement on Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:23 pm

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D5, 500mm
ISO 400, f8, 1/2000 shutters
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by david fletcher on Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:29 am
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Cracking capture Clement! Nicely done.
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by Carol Clarke on Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:37 am
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When these big cats are mating is the one time you can be sure they will be totally absorbed in their interaction and you can take as many photos as you want without distracting them in the slightest, even though it can go on for days.  In between their active sessions they will do what they do best - sleep.   I like to study their facial expressions which can change from ''I'm a tough lion'' (as you have captured here ) - to '' I'm a soft pussy cat'' and ''I'm amazed by you''.   The third one being my favourite.  

A nice behaviour capture, with lovely golden tones in the soft light, Clement.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:11 am
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Excellent shot-their expressions are priceless. Thanks to Carol, too, for a comprehensive overview of this behavior.
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by Cindy Marple on Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:05 am
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Classic, nice moment captured!

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