Lion at Werribee Open Range Zoo

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I began my photographic hobby at the age of 12, developing and printing 120, 620 &35mm B&W, forever learning and refining the fascinating art of photography. Now at 78 I still continue with increased enjoyment using digital medium – and still learning.
My favourite places for photography are the Melbourne Zoos . These are the Melbourne Zoo , the Healesville Sanctuary and the Werribee Open Range Zoo.
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  • Rosemaree
    Rosemareeabout 4 years ago

    Nice one Tom. He looks relaxed. Cant wait to visit WORZ soon as my kids gave me a double behind the scenes pack for mothers day… I can even take a friend so am really looking forward to visiting with the giraffes and the rhinos as well as all the other wonderful beasties…

  • Thanks Rosemaree, hopefully the new Gorilla bachelor pad will be open when you go .:-)

    – Tom Newman

  • wayne51
    wayne51about 4 years ago

    Excellent capture mate, much better than seeing them caged up. Wayne

  • Thanks Wayne , you are so right , I can remember the Lions and Tigers at cicuses and zoos in a small cage pacing up and down in torment . Unfortunately still happenning with bears and orangutans in some countries :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 4 years ago

    This is a fabulous capture, great colour too,

  • Thanks Ann appreciated :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • Hagen
    Hagenabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks Hagen :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 4 years ago

    A great shot of his royal highness tom.

  • Thanks Al, he is very regal looking :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • Bobjarrett
    Bobjarrettabout 4 years ago

    Aren’t they just beautiful animals Tom? Great work :o}

  • Thanks Bob, I agree with you they are truly magnificent :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • Rita Blom
    Rita Blomabout 4 years ago

    Excellent Tom! I was there late August and the Lions were off to the side. Hard to take through the glass (or whatever) though. My camera is an Olympus SP500 UZ 10 optical. I would love a better one but not able to buy one more expensive. I need to do a bit of photo shop on mine to clear marks and lines. It all takes time!! I have entered three in this group over last 3 days, does it take a long time for them to come up?:)Rita

  • Thanks Rita , firstly it may take time for your photo to show in a group where approval required is shown. It is possible to shoot past wire and glass if you zoom your lens until the obstruction becomes transparent or place your lens on the glass, that often works also. Otherwise it requires manipulation . :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • Rita Blom
    Rita Blomabout 4 years ago

    Thank you Tom. I appreciate your comments & help, worth knowing some things.
    The Lions looked well fed and happy I have a good one of lioness on the car but the lines on glass show.

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 3 years ago

    Awwwwww wonderful shot!!!! Beautifully captured!! Lovely work :))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Thanks Vicki much appreciated :-)

    – Tom Newman

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