Shake it off by Linda Sparks


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I have some shots of very lordly and regal lions. But sometimes the fun shots are better. This huge male was taking his leasure when our two safari trucks swooped down on the pride in the west Seregeti NP, Tanzania, Africa. The females herded the kids out of harms way, but this guy just yawned. After a bit of grooming his gave a monsterous shake. Since I was shooting burst I ended up with all this motion blur around one perfectly focused eye.

Panthero Leo

Panasonic Lumix FZ100 24x

574 views 10/10/13

Featured in For the Love of Cats 4/8/13
Featured in Big Cats 3/26/13
Featured in If It Moves—-Shoot It 11/9/12


africa cats, lion

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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  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    Great capture! This would be good in the group AFRICAN BEAUTY, and they have a challenge running for male lions. :)

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Nice capture Linda

  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossover 1 year ago

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    jozi1over 1 year ago

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    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    3 November 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 1 year ago

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    Mackyover 1 year ago

  • mspfoto
    mspfotoover 1 year ago

  • Thanks a hhhhheeeeaaapppp.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Toni McPherson
    Toni McPhersonover 1 year ago

    WOW what a beautiful beast……

  • Thanks. We were very close. Big excitement

    – Linda Sparks

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 1 year ago

    This is awesome Linda. Congratulations!

    Featured: March 2013

  • Thanks so much for the feature

    – Linda Sparks

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