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Mr T. in his element ! by jozi1

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This is a photo of a large dominant male lion(Panthera leo) in the peak of his life known as Mr.T.He was one of the better known members of the Mapogo coalition which at the peak of their dominance had 6 members.This was taken in 2010 and he was killed by another coalition known as the Southern males or the Selati coaltion in late 2012

Ulusaba,South Africa near the tree house at Safari Lodge

Canon 7d and canon 100-400mm lens at 170mm f/ 5.0 1/320s iso 250

217 views 9 favorites 9 features as of 11/03/2013

Featured in the Following Groups :

“Close ups in Nature”
“We Sell ART Group”
“Love These Creatures”
“A Photographer`s Craft”
“For the Love of Cats”
“Wildcats in their Environment”
“You Got It ,We Want It”
“Top Shelf Wildlife”

I am an amateur photographer and mostly photograph wildlife and have a special love for WILD big cats and birds.I am self taught and have never attended a course in photography.I exclusively photograph animals in the WILD which is always challenging! I use only canon equipment and now have 7d , t3i,and power shot 40 sx hs camera`s and use canon 28-135 mm,70-200mm f 2.8 ,100-400mm f 5.6,and 500mm f/4 lenses.

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  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossover 1 year ago

    Great shot !

  • Thanks,Mike :)

    – jozi1

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

  • Thanks,Steve :)

    – jozi1

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

    Featured Monday 1 July 2013

    Great Work!!!

  • Many thanks,Steve for the feature :)

    – jozi1

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago
    beautiful shot
  • Thanks my friend :)

    – jozi1

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago


  • Many thanks,Lori he was a real king of the jungle and we were privledged to see him frequently on our visits to the Sabi Sands:)

    – jozi1

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Great image!

  • Many thanks,Dot,this guy was a special lion:)

    – jozi1

  • Thea 65
    Thea 65over 1 year ago

    Oh, I’m so sorry to read that he’s killed… such a beautiful lion. Great portrait of him, Tony!

  • Thanks,Thea he was a very notorious lion and lived a full life,but died a brutal death :)

    – jozi1

  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clarkover 1 year ago


  • Thanks much,Caroline :)

    – jozi1

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks,Larry i guess for the group this is a real wild cat not a domestic one !!

    – jozi1

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago

    Stunning capture Tony!

  • Thanks much,Maggie ,he was quite a lion:)

    – jozi1

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