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Re: Beautiful Show of Dominance by a Huge Male Lion!

Unread post by Foxy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:15 pm

Great video Nadav.

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Re: Beautiful Show of Dominance by a Huge Male Lion!

Unread post by okie » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:52 pm

Very nice sighting and video :clap:
But , lets face it , this is not a dominant lion . He is quite thin , his coat is dull , his ribs and spine are showing , and he looks hungry . Probably outcast from a pride that was taken over by a dominant male . Those are rather plaintive roars from a lonely lion :cry:
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Re: Beautiful Show of Dominance by a Huge Male Lion!

Unread post by okie » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:46 pm

MM, this pic was taken on 24th September 2010 , of a DOMINANT male roaring after showing three females that he's the boss . We were 10/15 meters away , and I can assure you , the earth shook !

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Compare this guy's body-language ( and his well filled belly ) :doh:
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Re: Beautiful Show of Dominance by a Huge Male Lion!

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:32 pm

Dominant male or not - still an awesome sighting and always a thrilling experience to see and hear a lion roaring! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Beautiful Show of Dominance by a Huge Male Lion!

Unread post by jasond » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:20 pm

yes this is a dominant male, he is 1 of the 3 Toulon males that are dominant around Maroela Loop NE of Skukuza. He is the most dominant of the 3 and these 3 have been dominant males in southern Sabi Sands from mid 2009 thru early 2011 and then became dominant around Skukuza areas from mid/late 2011 until present. They are very handsome boys.

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Re: Lion

Unread post by garrow » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:16 pm

Two nice images of a male lion showing off his teeth Image
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Re: Lion

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:31 pm

Oh wow garrow :thumbs_up: Where were they taken?
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Re: Lion

Unread post by garrow » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:49 pm

Early morning on the S1 tar road from Skukuza to Phabeni gate. Close to Nyamundwa dam.

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Lion

Unread post by Aat » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:23 pm

Found these two Kings along the H3 not far from Afsaal picknick place

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Malealea » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:40 pm

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life is Game, you rather play or flee. I chose to play the Game.

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Young Lions playing at Gezantombi in the Kruger Park (video)

Unread post by pietert » Thu May 02, 2013 11:14 am

This must be one of the prides most watched by visitors to the Park. I found them several times at or near Gezantombi. Enjoy.


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Re: Young Lions playing at Gezantombi in the Kruger Park (vi

Unread post by Dupacc » Thu May 02, 2013 11:27 am

:clap: :clap: :clap:

In my office I have a copy of the Kruger map by Andy and Lorrain Tinker. I could only find "Gasanftombi" in it (approx 4km North of Croc Bridge). Is it the same place as "Gezantombi" ??? :hmz:
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Re: Young Lions playing at Gezantombi in the Kruger Park (vi

Unread post by pietert » Thu May 02, 2013 12:33 pm

Yes, that is it. About between the bridge and the S28.

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Re: Young Lions playing at Gezantombi in the Kruger Park (vi

Unread post by JeanniR » Thu May 02, 2013 12:57 pm

Very nice Pieter :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lion

Unread post by Siobain » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:46 pm

Beautiful photo's thanks for sharing everyone!
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