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Asiatic Lion and Lioness in captivity
Endangered species

Captured with Canon 1D mk3 and Canon100-400mm lens f/7.1- Exp 1/160- Iso 160- fl 380mm from behind wired enclosure

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Top Ten finish in the Furry Critters Challenge in the Beauty of Nature group
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3rd Place in the Pampering and Grooming Challenge in the Theme Thursday Feature Friday group
There is a very sad story that goes with this shot;
The lions have just been reunited after the loss of their 4 month old cub due to illness

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All shots are taken in captivity from behind bars or glass unless otherwise stated

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  • Gabby87
    Gabby87over 5 years ago

    OMG…………………………………. So so very cute and lovely looking too..
    And nice shot and nice work too!!!

  • Thanks Gabby glad you like this one which is one of a series I have made Thanks for the fave!

    – Franco De Luca Calce

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 5 years ago

    Oh how adorable, she loves her man lol, antastic work franco…gina

  • Thanks for favouriting!

    – Franco De Luca Calce

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 5 years ago

    Dont forget to enter our challenge Furry Critters

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  • Glad you like this one of the series I made Tracy and thanks for the fave!

    – Franco De Luca Calce

  • Wayne Gerard Trotman
    Wayne Gerard T...over 5 years ago

    This is a wonderful photograph of a wonderful moment.

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonover 5 years ago

    Aw what a magnificent photo….you have managed to beautifully capture a moment of true affection and loyalty between these two lovely lions…such wonderful work!!!!!!

  • Thank you for the fave!

    – Franco De Luca Calce

  • Brian Carey
    Brian Careyover 5 years ago

    Nice shot Franco!

  • laurav
    lauravover 5 years ago

    Lovely image! Well timed capture!

  • Magnum1975
    Magnum1975over 5 years ago

    wow great shot.

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture. So sweet.

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