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GAIA, may God of Earth be the same as king of the animals?




The lion (Panthera leo) is one of the four big cats in the genus Panthera, and a member of the family Felidae. With some males exceeding 250 kg (550 lb) in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Wild lions currently exist in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia with a critically endangered remnant population in Gir Forest National Park in India, having disappeared from North Africa and Southwest Asia in historic times. Until the late Pleistocene, about 10,000 years ago, the lion was the most widespread large land mammal after humans. They were found in most of Africa, across Eurasia from western Europe to India, and in the Americas from the Yukon to Peru.
Lions live for ten to fourteen years in the wild, while in captivity they can live longer than twenty years. In the wild, males seldom live longer than ten years, as injuries sustained from continual fighting with rival males greatly reduce their longevity. They typically inhabit savanna and grassland, although they may take to bush and forest. Lions are unusually social compared to other cats. A pride of lions consists of related females and offspring and a small number of adult males. Groups of female lions typically hunt together, preying mostly on large ungulates. Lions are apex and keystone predators, although they scavenge as opportunity allows. While lions do not typically hunt humans, some have been known to do so.

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Meeli Loite Sonn is an freelance photographer based in Los Angeles county, USA. Meeli specialises in producing high-quality images of our all kind natural world, capturing the beauty and mystery of nature, animals, birds, plants, where she sees it. Its need good eye. Meeli’s love of nature does not end with the landscape, as she aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way. Her big passion is macro world.

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  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Daralmost 4 years ago

    Amezing work

  • Thank you so very much my dear friend. Always make me smile with your terrific and wonderful comments. So happy you enjoyed this one . I am happy I can share my images with you !!

    – loiteke

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunalmost 4 years ago

    He’s beautiful Meeli wonderful capture

  • Thank you so very much my dear friend. Always make me smile with your terrific and wonderful comments. So happy you enjoyed this one . I am happy I can share my images with you !!

    – loiteke

  • sharon wingard
    sharon wingardalmost 4 years ago

    I’m very proud I bet his thinking…….great shot

  • Thank you so very much my dear friend. Always make me smile with your terrific and wonderful comments. So happy you enjoyed this one . I am happy I can share my images with you !!

    – loiteke

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123almost 4 years ago

    how stern he looks, he must be deep in through a beauty there

  • Thank you so very much my dear friend. Always make me smile with your terrific and wonderful comments. So happy you enjoyed this one . I am happy I can share my images with you !!

    – loiteke

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Moorealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you so very much my dear friend. Always make me smile with your terrific and wonderful comments. So happy you enjoyed this one . I am happy I can share my images with you !!

    – loiteke

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Daralmost 4 years ago

    welcome

  • Thanks my friend.

    – loiteke

  • inkedsandra
    inkedsandraalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous

  • Thanks my friend

    – loiteke

  • Veronica Schultz
    Veronica Schultzalmost 4 years ago

    Really beautiful shot!

  • Thanks

    – loiteke

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Meeli. Love the expression on his face.

  • Thanks Teresa

    – loiteke

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Meeli!! ♥ ♥

  • Thanks Cee

    – loiteke

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