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Lions spend much of their time resting and are inactive for about 20 hours per day. Although lions can be active at any time, their activity generally peaks after dusk with a period of socializing, grooming, and defecating. Intermittent bursts of activity follow through the night hours until dawn, when hunting most often takes place. They spend an average of two hours a day walking and 50 minutes eating.
Lion (Panthera leo), Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm at 220 mm, 1/750 sec at f/ 5, ISO 200
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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks a lot Larry!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

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  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 2 years ago

    Awwww gorgeous!!!! Wonderful capture :))))))))))))))))))))

  • Thanks a lot Vicki, cheers!

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  • G.T.S Photos
    G.T.S Photosabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Fabulous image!

  • Thank you very much Gregory!

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  • NewfieKeith
    NewfieKeithabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful Capture!!!

  • Thanks a lot Keith!

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    Marie-Eve Bois...about 2 years ago

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    Michael Mossabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks Mike!

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  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you David!

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