clean up, close up by Linda Sparks


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With a set of whiskers that can detect when a victim stops breathing to a tongue capable of rasping the last scraps of meat from the bones, lions (panthera leo) are fully equipped to be the top of the food chain. You might forget that when watching them do the same fastidious clean up that your favorite kitty performs. (panthera leo)

This was taken during a rest break in Seregeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa.

Panasonic Lumix FZ100 32x
12/07/12 200 views

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After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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