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Re: Lion

Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:00 am

Fantastic photos, Jan van Wyk, Leo21. :clap: :clap: :clap:

100Ponder, what a sighting indeed! In January we saw probably the same pride, of which 7 lionesses and 20 cubs were crossing the S100; by far the biggest grouping of lions we have ever seen. We've since heard that the pride has swollen and may split soon. We drove the S100 close to mid-day that particular morning after a man told us that the same road was a waste of time because all he had seen were two giraffe, three impala, and one wildebeest! I followed my intuition and ... pay dirt! You just never know in the Park. :D

Actually, when Satara is busy there is always the maddest take off on the Formula-1 grid to be the first to spot cats along the S100. It's totally ridiculous and obviously scares the animals away. What I usually do is let all the cars roar past until there is just us and the bushveld, whereupon we often find our own roars waiting along the same road that everyone missed a few moments prior in their frenetic stupidity. :wink:
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Re: Lion

Unread post by oddesy » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:32 am

Brilliant photos Jan van Wyk and Oumie!! :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Meerkitty » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:50 pm

Lovely pics :thumbs_up: The last one looks like she is mastering up a evil plan :lol:
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Re: Lion

Unread post by onewithnature » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:19 am

Yes, the setting sun behind always enhances the yellow of felines' fur and eyes. Beautiful, JvW! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lion

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:54 pm

Tx for the comments

The tar road not perfect but to get a cub is always special

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Great Dane » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:09 pm

5 Lion cubs just off the H10 some 9-10km north of Lower Sabie Camp (Saturday 21/Jul/12 - last light).
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That evening in the same area we saw what I at the time though was 2 females and a young male, but didn't get a good look. Next morning nearby, we care across 1 female, 1 young male and 2 youngsters. Here the young male and one of the youngsters playing on the H10. Guess those were the ones from the evening before.
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Re: Lion

Unread post by Great Dane » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:28 pm

Thanks all, appreciated :D

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Re: Lion

Unread post by big5spotter » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:58 pm

Awesome pics. Go have a look at sanparks public sightings there is a pic with atleast 22 members of the mega pride on the S100 walking in the road go have a look awesome sighting
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Unread post by avon vosloo » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:39 pm

Pair of mating lions we saw recently - brother in the Background??

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:11 pm

Wow ...great sighting and images!!! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Lion

Unread post by leo21 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:22 pm

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Jan i cant stop looking at this photo its amazing those eyes the sunlight wowee.

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:50 pm

TX Leo

We spot 3 Lionesses (only car) on the small gravel road(S79) before Lower Sabie

They must have small cubs...

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Photographers dream sweat early morning light!!! ... personally one of my best Lion images...light, background and pose :D :D

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Tom124 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:53 pm

I agree Jan, fantastic snaps! 8)
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Re: Lion

Unread post by 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 post by 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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