Tuesday, October 06, 2009

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " L "



I just had to share my pictures of Lions for the letter " L "
for ABC Wednesday.



Both the previous picture and this one were shot at dusk on the first day of our safari.
The Lions blend in with the grass so well. It was difficult getting the entire pride in the picture.
There were several Lioness and 4 cubs, but Mama made sure they stayed down in the long grass.



We went out at dawn the next day and saw the beautiful lioness.



There was no doubt who was the Lion King .
Go to Mrs. Nesbitts link on my sidebar to see what others have posted for the Letter L.
As always enlarging each shot will give you more detail.
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37 comments:

Rose said...

These are such beautiful creatures! It's no wonder the lion is considered the king of the jungle. It must have been quite an experience to see these in their native habitat, but I hope you were at a safe distance:)

ArneA said...

Cobblestones are common in Oslo, but regarding Lions wa only hace them in sculptures at the Parliament

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how beautiful they are! Such magnificent animals! And how lovely to see them in the wild! Your photos are magnificent! I have to admit I'm envious! Great post for the day!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Hilary said...

Geesh they're beautiful. What a gift to be able to see them as you did.

Reader Wil said...

He really is a regal animal!! No doubt that he is the king! Thanks!

Janie said...

The lion's mane is spectacular in the sun.
Great photos of exotic creatures in an exotic land.

Sandra said...

I clicked on the female lion, she is so beautiful. I can not imagine how it must feel to see one of these in the wild. wonderful pictures

Olivier said...

Magnifique tes photos des lions, tu en as de la chance

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

lovely looking creatures

Linda Jacobs said...

Wow, what a wonderful adventure! They are so beautiful!

Mara said...

The ultimate kitty cat! I wouldn't want to meet one without a good barrier between us though!

Amy said...

Magnificent! I clicked on the father and young lion and it looked like there was some blood on it's jaw. Did the pride just enjoy some dinner?

I feel like I was on the safari with you - you captured it incredibly - the lion king shot is my favorite.

Kansas Bob said...

What a majestic beast!

Tumblewords: said...

That must have been so exciting...Great photos!

Bill said...

I have been gone for a while, but I knew this could not be CA :)

Hildred and Charles said...

What magnificent animals, - and how great for you to be able to see them in their natural habitat.

Paula Scott said...

OK, were you holding your breath when you took these??? Or, trembling? Wow, how exciting to see these big cats in their own. They are magnificent!

Jama said...

The only place we can see lions are at the zoo! a majestic creature.

Vaggelis said...

great captures of the king

jabblog said...

Splendid photos of superb creatures. How lucky you were to see them.

John Roberts said...

It must have been wonderful to see these amazing creatures in the wild. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better!

Rinkly Rimes said...

How the beautiful animals blend with their surroundings!
BB

Vicki ~ FL said...

Very regal animals and great photos.

Roger Owen Green said...

Very leontine!

Love the pics.

Sistertex said...

Nothing can be more beautiful than seeing these spectacular creatures in their own habitat. Wonderful shots.

Beverly said...

Magnificent creatures.

The Things We Carried said...

Aslan takes on a whole new majesty!

Joy said...

How wonderful to photograph these magnificent lions in the different light. It must have been a magical experience.

Coy said...

Nice work Sue!

Its nice to see that you have been bitten by the wildlife bug also :)

To go on photo-safari like this would be a dream come true.

Grace and Bradley said...

Wonderful shots, especially they are taken in a real safari not in the zoo. How happy and at ease of the animals in the wild.

MedaM said...

It is indeed a wonderful experience to take those photos in the wild. You are amazing lady. Your photos are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Merisi said...

Wow,
such magnificent creatures,
beautifully captured!

These must have been some exciting moments!

Ruth said...

Not many of us can pull up a photo of a lion from our files, wow.

I am a Leo, so maybe the photos of me are as close as I'll get. :)

CG said...

Such wonderful photos! I'm a Leo so a big lion fan - not that i ever read horoscopes!

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Laurie said...

HOw wonderful to be able to go see Lions this way. Wonderful shots.

Moi said...

Aren't they beautiful...reminds me of Elsa from that beautiful movie "Born Free" :)

Great images!!!!!