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Re: Lion

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:16 pm

Tx Tom

Found this male while on the Sweni trail

Golden light Yawn

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:30 pm

Close up (If you look in his eye you can spot our vehicle

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Battle At Kruger - Lions VS Rhino Over a Buffalo

Unread postby ossendryver » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:33 pm

Hi all,

This happened on the yesterday on the 15th of September in the Kruger National Park in South Africa

Lions were busy eating their kill when a rhino came out of nowhere.
The lions then started chasing this rhino to get it away from their kill.
Unbelievable photos by Dirk

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkgnJzf02u4[/video]

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Re: Battle At Kruger - Lions VS Rhino Over a Buffalo

Unread postby leachy » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:51 pm

:) :) :) :)

eish...... so i take it that the rhino got away ??? :shock: :shock:
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Re: Battle At Kruger - Lions VS Rhino Over a Buffalo

Unread postby ossendryver » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:57 pm

Hey all,

Yes after 11 lions attacking it for 100m they decided to leave him alone.
He got away unhurt and with it's horns still intact, and the lions went back to feed.

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Re: Lion

Unread postby gerharddb » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:47 pm

A few of the photos of two lion sightings we had this past weekend.

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Sharifa » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:03 pm

What wonderful sightings. In the first pic he looks so lovable and could do with a huge hug.

Love the mating pair :clap: :clap: :clap:

Gorgeous photos gerharddb :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Trentonskeeper » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:46 pm

This young fellow had a grand ol' time for the full 4 days we spent at Berg en Dal last week. We saw him and his mate daily in the same area (within 7km of camp) and pretty much every time we saw them they were mating or resting after a mating. The poor female looked so worn out and hungry after the first few days and this guy was a machine I tell you. They were beautiful and their cubs will be stunning, hope I see them on my next visit.

I know this is not the usual Lion shot but my son is so amused I got it he insisted I share it cause "he's never seen lion poop before, so he is sure others are also interested" so here goes. :lol:

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Re: Lion

Unread postby kallis1786 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:35 pm

Some great pics u got there Trentonskeeper :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks for sharing :gflower:

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:32 am

Trentonskeeper :clap: :clap: :clap:

:mrgreen: Great pics :mrgreen:
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Re: Lion

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:21 pm

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Did You Know? :hmz:
Lions spend 20 - 21 hours a day resting.
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
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Re: Lion

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:22 pm

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Did You Know? :hmz:
Lions are most likely to become active late afternoon during social activities.
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
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Re: Lion

Unread postby Philip1 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:07 pm

:clap: Leeukos :clap:

:w: Thank you for sharing and the "teachings" :great:
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Re: Lion

Unread postby leopard74 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:47 am

I have posted these before, but thought I'd post it here as well....

These was taken close to Transport Dam

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These was taken on the S21 on our way to LS. Only people there until they left

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These are the only one's I have with me at this stage...
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Re: Lion

Unread postby mikath » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:31 am

Beautiful photos


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