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Lions - Panthera Leo.

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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread postby whipper » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:08 pm

Taken on the S28

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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread postby granjan » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:22 am

These two beautiful males were seen on several occasions on the Salitje road last month.

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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:57 am

Lions are so special!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread postby Gunner » Tue May 06, 2014 12:15 pm

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North of Mazithi Dam off the H1-3

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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread postby R H » Tue May 13, 2014 4:07 pm

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Sightings with a story

Unread postby moobox » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:50 pm

Or a possible story, whatever. I take pictures of this and that animal and so some are nice pictures and some not so grand but anyway, the kind of pictures that I look at over and over again are those that make me wonder what was going on and what had happened and what was about to happen.

So last week we were driving east along the S100 and looking for the animals that I've heard people say are so plentiful there. And we saw this and that and it wasnt too bad. But we hadnt seen any lions. Not too serious, that's not all the thing is about hey. And then I took one of these little loop-off turns and di the circle and as I came back up to the road:

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All alone and just standing there. And she looked back toward the north veld. And other side of the road was water. So we stopped and looked at her.

So it looked to me like this was a mother. And I started reckoning what the story was because she kept looking toward the water and then back over her shoulder at the veld on the north of the road. Image
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And she was padding around pretty much in the same spot looking back and forth and at us and a bit unsure, as was I. And then she headed toward the water side of the road.

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And it seems that maybe I disturbed something there. I was wondering if she was leading her cubs to water and did they follow shortly after? I dont know because as soon as she crossed I decided to get out of there so that things could maar carry on.

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Re: Sightings with a story

Unread postby Afriphile » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:14 pm

Moo box,what an interesting topic.
Everyone who has been to Africa a few times will have plenty of photos,but as you say,it is the photos that tell a story that are best.
My suggestion is that she is heading to her den/cubs and that she is checking that she hasn't been followed or watched.
I have seen lions do this before.(and other animals)

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Re: Sightings with a story

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:32 am

Very interesting. :hmz: She certainly does seem to be seeing if she can get the ''all clear''.
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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread postby Mems » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:13 pm

ImageRooiputs Lion by memscarim, on Flickr

KTP Lions...

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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:18 am

Great pics, Mars, Gunner, and Mems. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:23 am

onewithnature wrote:Great pics, Mars, Gunner, and Mems. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Ditto! :clap:
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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread postby Sparrow » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:04 am

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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread postby Phokojwe » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:51 am

Superb pics !!!
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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:04 pm

Superb sighting and images Sparrow.

Few images from my TR

Lioness near Lower Sabie

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The yawn...from start to finish...

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