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Lion and lioness, photographed in Artis, Amsterdam Zoo, the Netherlands
Postedited in Ligthtroom 2 and Photoshop 7.0
Layered with textures by
Copyright © 2012 Steppeland – All rights reserved

For further info about this image and technical details, please see full description.

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conservation status
The African Lion ( Panthera leo – Wikipedia ) is on the IUCN list of threatened species, status: vulnerable.
Most lions now live in eastern and southern Africa, and their numbers there are rapidly decreasing, with an estimated 30–50% decline over the last two decades. Habitat loss and conflicts with humans are considered the most significant threats to the species. (source: Wikipedia)

Technical details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Tamron AF70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
Exposure -180 sec, f. 5.6 mm
focal length 240 mm , ISO 400
Date: Jan.21, 2012.

Credits to for use textures.

1. Images of endearment (Feb. 04, 2012)
2. Live, love, dream (Feb. 5, 2012)
3. Grunge it up (Feb. 5, 2012)
3. Welcome to the Jungle (Feb. 7, 2012)
4. Shutterbugs (Feb. 10, 2012)
5. Quality unlimited photography (Sept. 10, 2012)
6. Visual Texture – March avatar challenge (Feb. 23, 2013)

Top10 in:
“The big Five – Awesome Animal Kingdom ": (Feb. 2013)
March Avatar – Visual Texture (March 2013)

Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups and challenges

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

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
    steppelandalmost 3 years ago


  • – steppeland

  • patcheah
    patcheahalmost 3 years ago

    Love this image! Gorgeous blend of golden brown tones. Stunning image of Love at first sight : )

  • Aww, thank you so much for that great feedback, patcheah – I hope it’s ok with you that I used your comment to inspire me to change the title of this work… ;) – Thank you!

    – steppeland

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks, Larry!

    – steppeland

    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks a lot, Sylvia!

    – steppeland

  • patcheah
    patcheahalmost 3 years ago

    LOL.Of course you are most welcome. It does look like love at first sight.He gazes at her so tenderly and she gives him the look : ) All so romantic.Very precious moment that you have captured.

  • Yes, although they are together for many years now, they definitely are still very much in love… LOL – thank you! :D

    – steppeland

  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 3 years ago


  • Awesome! Thanks a lot for the feature, Laura, the first one for this work! It means a lot!

    – steppeland

  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 3 years ago

    I have three groups and this would be featured in all of them, if it were posted in them, thats how much I love this, fabulous touching image


  • Wow, that’s a great compliment indeed! Thank you! <3

    – steppeland

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ
    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...almost 3 years ago

    ☻/ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ ˚ .ღ 。
    ˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…just sprinkling a little Love on your page. ~♥~˚ ✰* ★
    / \ ˚. ★ ˛ ˚♥ ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ Wonderful capture nice clarity nice detail nice focus and framing Wonderful colour and texture precious Wonderfuly done and presented hugs

  • Thank you, Bonita!

    – steppeland

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • That’s fantastic! Thank you, RD!

    – steppeland

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 3 years ago

    February 5, 2012

  • Fantastic! Thank you so much for the feature, Teresa!

    – steppeland

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