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Black ink sketch and W&N watercolour on Visual200gsm – border processed in Corel PHOTO-PAINT

The magnificent African lion is the largest of Africa’s big cats and is primarily active at night, sleeping away most of the day to escape the intense heat. If you’re on safari then the best chance of spotting lions on the prowl and perhaps on the hunt is an early morning or evening game drive when they are active. Lions are highly social creatures that hunt cooperatively and form cohesive groups called prides, which is unusual for cats.

South African lions usually belong to the subspecies Panthera leo krugeri – Kruger National Park lion. In parts of the Northern Cape, Namibia and Botswana, male lions have spectacular black manes, belonging to the subspecies Panthera leo verneyi – Kalahari lion.

Panthera leo melanochaitus, the black-maned Cape Lion, became extinct in 1860. The Cape Lion once roamed around Cape Town and the Cape Province, the last one to be seen in the Cape was shot in 1858.
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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
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  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 2 years ago

    fabulous work

  • So pleased you like it Angel! Wonderful that you’ve added it to your favs!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • paulramnora
    paulramnoraover 2 years ago

    Great! ;-) If only I could draw that well. Believe me, I have tried drawing lions before; but, unfortunately, none of my own lions ever came out right. In the end, I quit trying.

  • Aaaah Paul! C’mon, you know what they say, “If at first you don’t succeed…!” glad you like this and thanks for adding it to your favs!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 2 years ago

    VERY stunning work, Maree….a big favorite!

  • WOW, thanks a lot Marsha! Also appreciate that fav! xx

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Stunning work…..perfect framing!

  • Thanks ever so much for the fav Dot and I really appreciate your lovely comment!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    So very creative!! Lovely art Maree!

  • Thank you very much Elizabeth!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • REKHA Iyern [Fe] Records Canada
    REKHA Iyern [F...over 2 years ago

    Lovely…so lovely…a truly magnificent African Lion image!

  • Wow! Pleased you like it Rekha! Thanks a lot for the fav, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonover 2 years ago

    Awesome Maree! Showed to hubby, he likes it too! ;O)))

  • Aaaah, thanks ever so much Linda! Pleased you like it and glad your hubby stopped by!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    2012/04/01 1 Image per 24hrs
    Ongelooflik mooi!

  • Baie dankie Magriet! Waardeer daardie fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    5 April 2012.
    Art of the week in Afrikaans is my Moedertaal

  • WOW! This is really SO great Elizabeth! Thank you very much, I feel honoured!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • mordechai
    mordechaiover 2 years ago

    How this one slipped by unnoticed, I can’t even guess…

  • Aaaah! Thank you for the feature, this is really GREAT Mordechai!

    – Maree Clarkson

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