Straight through the heart  by jammingene

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As of 10/4/2014..6510 views.
Lion was shot Shot at Potawatomi zoo in South bend, Indiana USA in 2007. Film shot scanned in. Camera used was my canon EOS K2 3000 V….film used was fujifilm 200 speed. Featured in Worlds most amazing photographs 7/21/2010.
This won the In The Eyes of a King challenge in the Eye Contact group 3/1/2013.
This won the Lions, Tigers & Bears …..Oh My challenge in the Paws n Claws….All Animals group 1/27/2011.
This won the Your favorite colorful work with 10+ features – January challenge in 10+ Features group 2/8/2011.
This won the Strength 1/27/2011 challenge in the Challenge Café group 2/10/2011.

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Lions are carnivorous mammals that come from the family Felidae. They are geographically distributed in mostly sub-Saharan east and southern Africa but can also be found in zoos internationally, India and some parts of Asia . The population of these vulnerable animals has dramatically decreased in the past few decades with no solid reason as to why. It is thought that clashes with humans and habitat loss may be a possibility, but to help further preserve and monitor these creatures, they are usually kept within reserves and parks. Only eight sub species are recognized today and there is a small range of hybrids with lions mating with tigers, jaguars or leopards to create unique creatures. This is discouraged and only initiated at zoos.

These kings of the jungle can weigh between 250 and 550 pounds, depending on sex and age and can grow up to be 14 years old in the wild and over the age of 20 years old in captivity. They become capable at hunting at the age of two and are fully grown after 5 or 6 years. Male lions are distinguishable for their impressive manes, which signifies their masculinity and reflects their health. The darker and thicker the mane, the healthier the lion. It allows the lions to appear stronger and frightening to warn off enemies, particularly humans, and appeals to lionesses that are scientifically proven to mate more with lions with thick and dark manes. Lions with no manes are either genetically inbred or have been castrated.

Hanging from the cobwebs in you mind it looks like a long long way to fall
No one ever told me life was kind I guess I never heard it I never heard it all
Living in a world of make believe I can hide behind what’s real
But wearing your emotions on your sleeve and they all know what you feel
And here it comes again straight through the heart straight through the heart
Oh never tell a secret with your eyes it’s the eyes that let you down
Tell a little truth with many lies it’s the only way I’ve found
Oh here it comes again straight through the heart straight through the heart
Shout to the wind how can you hurt me this way
Oh once it begins it looks like it’s coming to stay
Hanging from the cobwebs in your mind it looks like a long long way to fall
No one ever told me life was kind I guess I never heard it never heard it all no
But here it comes again straight through the heart straight through the heart straight through the heart
Here it comes again straight through the heart in the middle of the heart
Now don’t stand still they’ll get you right through your heart
And here it comes here it comes again straight through the heart

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big cats, lions, zoos, wildlife

I love to capture photos of everything. My favorite things to take photos of are nature, fall, and big cats. I hope one day big cats can be free to roam again. They deserve to be free like us.

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  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you Shelly for checking it out. Means a lot. Cheers, Gene

    – jammingene

  • raymondj4000
    raymondj4000almost 5 years ago

    ..great pict. so majestic..

  • Thanks Ray. Love the big cats

    – jammingene

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 5 years ago


  • Thank very much

    – jammingene

  • eon .
    eon .almost 5 years ago

    Leo People can be like this too " – ))

  • Thank you

    – jammingene

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1almost 5 years ago

    Awesome shot.

  • Thank you Brandie. I will check out your stuff too. Cheers, Gene

    – jammingene

  • Karlientjie
    Karlientjiealmost 5 years ago

    Stunning – he will always be die king of the jungle!:)x

  • Thank you Karin. Tigers are my favorite, but lions are right there with them. Thank you for stopping to check this out. See ya, Gene

    – jammingene

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant portrait gene, up there with the best lion ones I’ve seen :))

  • Thank for that Trish. That really made my day. your friend, Gene

    – jammingene

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Milleralmost 5 years ago

    Yout Hosts: Jo and Barb

  • Thanks Barb. Always nice to hear from you. Your friend, Gene

    – jammingene

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertalmost 5 years ago

    What a gorgeous animal and a gorgeous shot.

  • Thanks Kim

    – jammingene

  • LauraBroussard
    LauraBroussardalmost 5 years ago

    This an amazing and magnificent portrait, Gene !!!!!!
    Fave :)

  • Thanks Laura. Big cats are my favorite animals. my favorite animal is the white tiger..MINE!!!..LOL. That is always going to be funny to me. See ya, Gene

    – jammingene

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