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Lions and the Buffalo

Unread post by ekoppen » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:47 am

Face off, the lions and the buffalo


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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread post by Pascal Brunner » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:35 pm

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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread post by Phokojwe » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:10 am

Taken in Kruger on the S65 in 2011

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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread post by missings.a.! » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:08 pm

Those lionesses are huge and look pretty healthy.

They must be getting plenty to eat.

Great photographs by the way.

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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread post by Phokojwe » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:56 pm

Thanks missings.a.! :thumbs_up:

They were pretty impressive, There were 7 of them in total and unfortunately it was also sad to see one of the lionesses was extremely sick with what appeared to be Bovine TB :(

Here she is...

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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread post by Nico » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:56 pm

Lions of the Kgalagadi that I filmed on our trip to Kgalagadi, August 2013 :shock:



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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread post by Phokojwe » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:37 pm

Superb video Nico :clap: :clap:

That experience with the lion roaring at Grootkolk must have been scary :pray:
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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:13 pm

I just loved this Lionesses lovely face!
Seen in June on the H4-1.

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Nodding off!

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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

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

Taken on the S28

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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread post by 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 post by 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.

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

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North of Mazithi Dam off the H1-3

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Sightings with a story

Unread post by 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 post by 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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