Eyes of a King by mariomoreno

A close up portrait of a male Lion captured in Northern Kruger, South Africa. If you want to join me on an upcoming departure go to The Big Cats Photographic Safari

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We had been driving around Tsavo East for almost two days without having seen any lions at all which is very unusual. As we rounded a corner my daughter who was sitting on the roof with her sister squeaked LIONS !!!!
I had virtually driven over their tails as they lay under a bush on the side of the road sheltering from the sun.
After reversing back as “safe” distance we settled down to see what would happen, and waited, and waited….and waited……
After half an hour of complete inactivity I decided to open the door of the car and get down to eye level to see if I could get a shot. As I started clicking away the “sleeping” lioness lifted her head and started straight at me with a look that I still find hard to either describe or forget.
Needless to say I was back in the car and wife and kids were off the roof faster than I could say “pass the camera”
Happily she settled down to sleep again almost immediately and left me with this lasting memory !!!

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Deadly Beauty by DianiRalph

This lovely Leopard who has obviously been to modeling school was nevertheless very shy and stayed at the absolute extreme end of my lens capability!!
Photo taken in Tsavo West Lumo Consevancy.

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Not Gonna Happen! by chrishpetersen

The dominant springbok ram is putting his best moves on an attractive female. You can tell by her “look” and posture this is NOT Gonna Happen!

Springbok are small antelope that roam most of southern Africa. They are opportunistic breeders, as you can see by this dominant male. If you look closely the ewe, she is still nursing a lamb. She’s not buying his advances, even if he’s the king of the Karoo.
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