True love by steppeland

Artis Amsterdam – Zoo collection

Look what I found today in one of my unopened and almost forgotten folders of last years photography… :
True lion love… :D

Panthera leo (Lion) is listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species
Status: Vulnerable – Pop. trend: decreasing
Major Threat(s): The main threats to lions are indiscriminate killing (primarily as a result of retaliatory or pre-emptive killing to protect life and livestock) and prey base depletion. Habitat loss and conversion has led to a number of populations becoming small and isolated

Technical details

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Pentax-M zoom1:2.8~4 40~80mm lens -

TAGS: panthera leo, animals mammals, the netherlands, artis amsterdam zoo, big cats, lions, courting pairing endangered, lion lioness, love noble, solo, square

Challenge Winner
Challenge winner in This goes with that – Freedom to shine (July 3, 2011)
Tied Challenge winner in The look of love – zoofari (Nov. 11, 2011)
Challenge Winner in Big cats- love these creatures (Nov. 15, 2011)
Challenge Winner in Love is in the air – Zoofari (Feb.9, 2012)

Featured and top10 placements

Top10 placement in Two animalsgood news – sharing and caring-group (Oct. 3, 2009)
Top10 placement in True Lovegood news – sharing and caring-group (Oct. 16 , 2009)
Top10 placement in Big cats challengeanimal photography (Oct. 30, 2009)
Featured in #1 artists of Redbubble (Feb.10, 2010)
Top10 placement in The carrot three – Mood and ambience (Sept. 26, 2010)
Top 10 placement in L=for lion – the World group (sept 27, 2010)
Featured in The best of Redbubble (march 3, 2011)
Featured in The Dutch connection (March 16, 2011)
Top10 placement in Two is company – Quality Art & Photography (March 21, 2011)
Featured in Earth Day Feature – High Quality images (April 21, 2011)
Top10 in Lions – Catraven challenge (Apr. 29, 2011)
Top10 in The best of Redbubble – Unity ( June 24, 2011)
Featured in The best of Redbubble – Unity (June 28, 2011)
Featured in This, that and the other thing (july 3, 2011)
Featured in Live and let Live (Aug. 17, 2011)
Featured in Awesome wild animals (Aug. 27, 2011)

Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups

See more
Wildlife photography / Artis Amsterdam zoo collection / Wild Cats

Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

Life must go on

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 5 years ago

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 5 years ago

    Arrrrr Excellent work

  • woot! – thanks a lot, Joy – yeah, I’m delighted with this one too :D

    – steppeland

  • Mark Maloney
    Mark Maloneyover 5 years ago

    Superb, one of the very best

  • Aww, thank you so much Mark, I’m very happy you think so!

    – steppeland

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture! :) Love those BIG kitties!:)

  • [giggle] thanks! Me too :D

    – steppeland

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 5 years ago

    This is true art !!This exquisite shot is heart rendering and emotion invoking, so
    tender and sweet, and your capture (photography) is most excellent, one superb shot indeed.

  • Thank you so much for this marvellous comment, lcretyi – really appreciate it!

    – steppeland

  • Jenni Atkins-Stair
    Jenni Atkins-S...over 5 years ago

  • :w00t: Thank you so much, Jenni, and thanks to those who voted! :)

    – steppeland

  • Jenni Atkins-Stair
    Jenni Atkins-S...over 5 years ago

  • Awesome! Thank you so much!

    – steppeland

  • cdudak
    cdudakover 5 years ago

    What a great capture here, love it…..Kay

  • Thank you for the kind comment! :)

    – steppeland

  • Raquel Perryman
    Raquel Perrymanover 5 years ago

    you can now enter this into the “Top 9” challenge :)

  • Aww, thank you so much, Raquel! I’m afraid I nearly missed this message… well, let’s go check whether the Top 9 challenge is still open ;) – much appreciated anyway! :)

    – steppeland

  • Evita
    Evitaover 5 years ago

    Congratulations !!! Placed in the Top Ten !!!

  • Wonderful! Thank you so much for letting me know, Evita – really appreciate it!

    – steppeland

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